Education Expert to Speak in Sikeston On Common Core State Standards

Oct 11, 2014

SIKESTON — Dr. Sandra Stotsky, professor emerita in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, will be speaking on the Common Core State Standards for education in Sikeston, Mo.

The free event is open to the public. It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Miner Convention Center, 2610 E. Malone Ave. Miner, MO. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Stotsky, who served on the national validation committee for the Common Core State Systemic Initiative (2009-2010), is known nationwide for her in-depth analyses of the problems in Common Core’s English language arts standards. She is credited with developing one of the country’s strongest sets of academic standards for K-12 students as well as the strongest academic standards and licensure tests for prospective teachers while serving as Senior Associate Commissioner in the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Stotsky has addressed numerous state boards of education and legislators on bills, licensure tests and standards, as well as Common Core standards.