As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, a number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have been producing written materials and creating video and audio segments — in multiple languages — designed to explain the standards to parents in clear, jargon-free terms.

A webinar being held Nov. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET will describe common challenges that districts face in discussing the common core with parents. It also will explain how school systems can address parents’ fears and misgivings about the standards.

Guests include:

  • Denise Walston, director of mathematics, Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, D.C.
  • Gina Kilday, K-6 mathematics coach, Exeter-West Greenwich Regional school district, R.I.

This webinar will be moderated by Sean Cavanagh, assistant editor for Education Week.

All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible “on demand” for up to six months after the original live-streaming date.