N.Y. schools prepare for "intense instruction" under common core

09/2/2013 | Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Teachers in Buffalo, N.Y., spent the summer preparing to implement the Common Core State Standards. Educators say teachers and students can expect focused instruction in reading and math, along with changes to how problem-solving is approached in the classroom. "We're going from a mile wide and an inch deep to ten feet wide and six feet deep," said Timothy G. Kremer, executive director of the New York State School Boards Association. "We're not going to try to cover every single thing, but try to drill down so kids get an intense instruction."

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