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Metro area students head back to school

It's time for students in the Hinds County School District, as well as Rankin County, Madison County and Pearl Public Schools, to hit the books again! Source: WLBT It's time for students in the Hinds County School District, as well as Rankin County, Madison County and Pearl Public Schools, to hit the books again! Source: WLBT
The Common Core standards are supposed to set a clear benchmark for what students are expected to know from kindergarten through 12th grade. Source: WLBT The Common Core standards are supposed to set a clear benchmark for what students are expected to know from kindergarten through 12th grade. Source: WLBT
BYRAM, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Summer break is officially over for thousands of metro area students.

It's time for students in the Hinds County School District, as well as Rankin County, Madison County and Pearl Public Schools, to hit the books again!

WLBT went out to Byram this morning outside of Gary Road Intermediate School for the first day back to school.

While most schools have already worked common core standards into their classrooms, this is the first year that all Mississippi schools are required to fully implement Common Core Standards into their curriculums. 

The Common Core standards are supposed to set a clear benchmark for what students are expected to know from kindergarten through 12th grade. 

The goal of common core is to ensure all students are prepared to enter college on the same level as other students across the country.

Hinds County School District parents are encouraged to attend a "Parent Academy," session to learn more about Common Core and what's expected of their students. 

Several Parent Academys are set between now and September, but one session is taking place tonight at 5:30 at Byram Middle School. Parents must register.

To learn more go onto the HCSD website or call 857-5252.

 

 

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