Teachers work over summer break on new curriculum

Teachers work over summer break on new curriculum (Image 1)
Teachers work over summer break on new curriculum (Image 1)

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) – It might be summer vacation for students in Tennessee, but some teachers are back at school.

The State Gazette reports that includes about 15 teachers and administrators at Dyersburg Primary School, who are working to make sure that the curriculum for students matches the state's common core standards.

The Tennessee Department of Education adopted the standards as part of its No Child Left Behind waiver request. Tennessee was 1 of 10 states that received the waiver in February based on its plans to improve education in the state, which currently ranks in the bottom fifth in the nation.

Principal Linda DeBerry said she thinks the work will pay off in late July when all teachers return to prepare for classes that resume in the fall.

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