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To the editor,
“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
These beautiful words by Gwendolyn Brooks capture the spirit of partnership and unity that the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) is committed to growing with our students, our families and the community at large. One tangible example of this commitment is the ongoing partnership between the district and the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF), whose message over the past year, ‘Better Together,’ articulates the shared belief that excellence in public education is essential to the economic and social health of the community.
To foster communication and to grow in understanding and knowledge together, BWEF and BWRSD will host a community forum series again this year. The kickoff to the series will be a forum on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a topic that has been debated at the national and state levels. The district and BWEF will be bringing this subject home by providing community members a view of the implementation of these standards at our local level, CCSS, BW Style.
A team of Bristol Warren educators will present the classroom view of the implementation the CCSS and will share with the public their research, preparation and practice. Our educators will be joined by Mary Ann Snider and Phyllis Lynch from the RI Department of Education, as well as an educator ambassador from the RI Board of Education. This team will provide a broader view of implementation by providing a state and national context.
Please join us for this informative and interactive community forum on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 pm in the library of the Mt. Hope High School.
Melinda L. Thies
Superintendent,
Bristol Warren Regional School District

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