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Nation's educators meet to discuss Common Core, testing

Written by  Ohio News Connection
PHOTO: Becky Higgins, President of the Ohio Education Association, is among thousands of educators gathered for a national meeting to discuss pressing issues facing students and teachers. Photo credit: Ohio Education Association. PHOTO: Becky Higgins, President of the Ohio Education Association, is among thousands of educators gathered for a national meeting to discuss pressing issues facing students and teachers. Photo credit: Ohio Education Association. Ohio News Connection

Ohio teachers travel to Colorado to explore issues facing students, schools


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Education leaders from Ohio and around the nation are gathered in Colorado this week to explore the issues facing students, schools, and teachers.

Head of the Ohio Education Association Becky Higgins is at the National Education Association's Annual Meeting. She says the new Common Core Standards and standardized testing are among the topics being discussed – adding that many educators feel there's an over-emphasis on testing that's causing too much stress in the classroom:

Ohio recently approved legislation (H.B. 487) that would delay for one year the use of student test scores in assessing the performance of teachers and local school districts. Higgins says even more time would be helpful so teachers can become more familiar with new Common Core Standards, and so they can help students evaluate their own strengths and needs and be in a better position to succeed.

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