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DeKalb Chamber to Host Education Panel on Institution of Common Core Performance Standards in Georgia Schools

Expert panelists to discuss the affects Common Core will have on the education system and business community

(Atlanta, GA – June 13, 2014)


Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for its Executive Speaker Series on Wednesday June 18, 2014. The program will focus on the adoption and implementation of Common Core Performance Standards in Georgia schools (CCGPS). In response to our nation-wide education crisis, 44 states currently adhere to the common core initiative. Sponsors include DeVry University, Gas South, Delta Community Credit Union, and Wells Fargo.

The luncheon program will be held from 11:30 am -1:30 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Panelists include: Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant of Coxe Curry & Associates; Allene Magill, Ed.D. Executive Director of Professional Association of Georgia Educators; Kathy S. Howe, Ph.D., Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, DeKalb County School District; and Steve Dollinger, Ed. D., President of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.

Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and 2 territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, mathematics, and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects. According to the Georgia Department of Education, a new testing system, aligned with Common Core education standards, called the Georgia Milestones will be put in place for the 2014-15 school year. This test will replace the CRCT and the EOCT which has been previously given to Georgia students (http://www.georgiastandards.org).

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership based organization with the mission to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With over 75 years of service in the community, the DeKalb Chamber can recommend and provide resources through its partnership and affiliations that can assist organizations with business plans, business administration, business regulations, starting a small business, as well as serve as a guide to licensed businesses for your area, and much more. For more information on the Chamber, visit their web site at www.dekalbchamber.org. or call 404.378.8000.


If you would like more information on this event or to schedule an interview please contact Noelle Lloyd at 404-378-8000 ext.224 or email nlloyd@dekalbchamber.org