Maumelle’s Guthrie joins educators in Chicago

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Maumelle High School Principal Becky Guthrie visits with Vernita Lee of Pine Bluff at the National Educator Leader Cadres Conference in Chicago.

Maumelle High School Principal Becky Guthrie was selected as one of 24 Arkansan leaders to represent Arkansas at the National Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Leader Cadre.

As a part of that group, Guthrie joined nearly 400 educators in Chicago this week for its bi-annual Educator Leader Cadres meeting. Arkansas is one of 19 states to adopt PARCC as its method of assessment of Common Core Standards.

The mission of Common Core State Standards is to provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so teachers and parents know what they must do to help them. The standards are designed to be relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that young people need for success in college and careers.

“I am excited about the move toward Common Core Standards since these standards are based on college- and career-ready, internationally benchmarked standards,” Guthrie said in a release. “The cadre allows leaders to link with passionate educators across the nation to implement these changes. It was humbling and inspiring to be among so many who are collectively working to raise the achievement bar for our students.”

Guthrie said she will immediately begin collaborating with high school leaders to utilize what she learned as a part of this cadre.

“I believe Maumelle High School will be able to take a leadership role in the shaping of PARCC implementation in Arkansas,” she said.

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