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DeKalb Chamber hosts Common Core discussion

6/13/2014, 5:16 p.m.

Business owners can participate in a panel discussion on Common Core and Georgia Education on June 18 at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Decatur.

The talk, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is part of the DeKalb Chamber Executive Speaker Series. Panelists include Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and Ann Cramer, senior consultant of Coxe Curry & Associates.

Georgia is among 44 states that have adopted a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts and mathematics and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects. The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for college and the 21st century workplace (GeorgiaStandards.org). It seeks to ensure that all Georgia students have equal access and opportunity to master the skills and knowledge needed for success beyond high school.

To register, visit www.dekalbchamber.org.

The hotel is at 130 Clairemont Ave. For more information, contact Noelle Lloyd at nlloyd@dekalbchamber.org or 404-378-8000, Ext. 224.