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NC superintendent says common core program helps students

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – North Carolina Superintendent June Atkinson was in Wilmington Monday for the first round of NC READY regional meetings.

READY focuses on success for every student with an eye toward keen preparation for the future. The first round of meetings will focus on why NC is implementing the new Common Core and Essential Standards programs.

Common core standards define the knowledge and skills students should have throughout their K-12 education so that they will graduate high school fully prepared for college and careers.

Atkinson said during the meeting the common core standards are helping students become more knowledgeable with technology and independent.

Educators who went to the meeting were encouraged to ask questions, talk with one another and exchange ideas.

"The READY initiative is a comprehensive approach to remodeling our schools for optimum student success, so communication across the state is vital," said Atkinson.

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