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CTQ-NC teachers testify in support of Common Core

Nancy Gardner and Rod Powell, CTQ-NC Collaboratory members and National Board Certified Teachers (NCBTs) who teach in Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina, spoke at Thursday's legislative convening in Raleigh in support of the Common Core State Standards. Both WUNC North Carolina Public Radio and Raleigh CBS station WRAL quoted Nancy in their news coverage of the hearing. The teachers were tapped to speak as a result of their recent Phi Delta Kappan article "The Common Core is a change for the better."

Nancy Gardner via WUNC:

Problem-solving, critical reading and writing, and perseverance... My students can Google facts and figures all day but if they haven't mastered literacy skills, they won't be ready for the future.

You can connect with teachers like Nancy Gardner and Rod Powell who are working to implement the Common Core by becoming a member of the CTQ Collaboratory. Practicing K-12 teachers can join our Common Core lab for additional Core-related discussions, resources, and opportunities. If you're a North Carolina teacher, please join the CTQ-NC lab to discuss all things NC ed as well!