New US education standards call for overhaul
Teachers from across Putnam County came to Buffalo High School Tuesday to be trained in the principles of the state's new education standards, which were developed in tandem with the federal Common Core standards. Similar sessions are being held across the state this summer.
Kathy Chadwell, left, a kindergarten teacher from Scott Teays Elementary, trains fellow teachers in the Common Core Curriculum at Buffalo High School. Kindergarten classrooms have been using the new education standards for two years now, and the standards should be fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year.
Putnam county teacher Barbara Razok, sitting, uses Scrabble letters to create the longest word she can. This was part of a professional development session for teachers at Buffalo High School.