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Teachers at conference weigh in on common core

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Posted: Jun 28, 2014 6:29 PM by Jessica LeBlanc
Updated: Jun 28, 2014 6:29 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: teachers, schools, common core, conference, baton rouge, lsu, students

BATON ROUGE- Common core was a hot topic when nearly a thousand teachers from across the country met at LSU.

The educators were on campus for the third annual Effective Educators Seminar Series.

"As a teacher, I personally embrace common core. Not just as a set of expectations for students but also as accountability standards for educators. As an educator...we all want our students to be successful. And I look at standards as just expectations," said Chander Johnson, a teacher from Mississippi.

"I'm both for the governor and for John White, the state superintendent. And I'm for common core. It's just about teaching standards. Teaching standards differently," said William Simmons Jr., a high school principal from Terrebonne parish.

At the conference, instructors got the tips on how to effectively manage a classroom, time management, and discipline.

LSU partnered with Harry and Rosemary Wong who were the main presenters. Seminar organizers say the Wongs are well respected in the education field.

The conference wrapped up Saturday afternoon.

Dates for next year's teacher conference are in the works.

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