Join us for Monday’s online chat about Common Core education standards

School may be out, but debate over Idaho education standards will simmer through the summer as teachers and administrators plan to implement Common Core / Idaho Core Standards into their 2013-2014 school year plans.

Saturday: Bill Roberts, the Idaho Statesman’s education reporter, will file and post his report on how new standards — which focus on math and English arts benchmarks — may affect students throughout Idaho and particularly in the Treasure Valley.

Sunday: In Insight, the Statesman’s Editorial Board will weigh in with an opinion on the new standards, called Common Core nationwide, but referred to as Idaho Core Standards in the Gem State.

Monday: The Statesman will host an online chat on the Common Core topic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Four different chat guests will comment via idahostatesman.com on Common Core and field your questions:

11 – 11:30 a.m.: Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
11:30 – noon: Rod Gramer, President, Idaho Business for Education
noon – 12:30 p.m.: Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Lindsey Yundt, Teacher, Boise School District

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