PHOTO GALLERY: Students and teachers transition to Common Core State Standards
December 11, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CSTColumbia Public Schools are transitioning to Common Core State Standards, which focuses on teaching students skill-based curriculum.
Rock Bridge senior Maria Kalaitzandonakes high-fives senior Kaitlyn Marsh during their journalism class at Rock Bridge High School. Kalaitzandonakes is the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Rock. | Benjamin Hoste
Rock Bridge journalism teacher Robin Stover and senior Maria Kalaitzandonakes peer over the shoulder of senior Jacqueline LeBlanc as she works on a design for a page of The Rock. Kalaitzandonakes is the newspaper's editor-in-chief and LeBlanc is the its commentary editor. | Benjamin Hoste
Rock Bridge senior Maria Kalaitzandonakes shares a laugh with her brother, junior Yorgo Kalaitzandonakes, as she gathers her belongs at the end of the school day at Rock Bridge High School. | Benjamin Hoste
Katherine Sasser, World Studies teacher at Rock Bridge High School, speaks during a district-wide Secondary Teacher Collaboration Day at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School. Columbia School District teachers attended the professional development day to learn strategies for implementing the new Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. | Marysa Greenawalt
Tasha Brooks, left, a senior at Rock Bridge High School, works with Teresa Fulton, a senior at Hallsville High School, during their health professions class at the Columbia Area Career Center. Brooks and Fulton take the course for high school credit. The course prepares them for an exam in April to become a certified nursing assistant.
| Connie McCollom
| Connie McCollom
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