Mississippi First and interns from Mississippi State University, Millsaps, Tougaloo, and the University of Mississippi will be hosting “Common Ground for Common Core,” an event that will inform the public about the importance of higher standards for our students. The event will be held at Millsaps College, Academic Complex 215, on Thursday, November 6 from 12-1:30 PM, and it is open to the public. It will feature the voices of college students across the state and focus on the role the standards can play in increasing college readiness among Mississippi’s students. Attendees will hear from college students, school administrators, teachers, State Superintendent Carey Wright, and national Common Core advocate, Mike Petrilli, from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

The event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited to 40 seats for the public, make sure you register by clicking this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/common-ground-for-common-core-tickets-13762188075 .

Mississippi First has been working with Common Ground for Common Core student interns from the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Tougaloo College, and Millsaps College to spread awareness and accurate information about the standards and add an important voice missing from the state-wide common core dialogue – the voice of students. This fall, student interns have been working on their campuses to inform students, faculty, and staff members about the importance of higher standards and how the Common Core State Standards can impact college students using their own experiences as students. Common Ground for Common Core interns will be bringing 50 students from each campus to participate in the event.

For more information about the event contact Angela Bass at angela@mississippifirst.org.

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