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Common Core meeting at Trailside, Swaner offers climate lecture series, Common Core frequently asked questions and answers

COMMON CORE AND DUAL-IMMERSION MEETING AT TRAILSIDE

A parent education workshop designed to inform parents about the Common Core curriculum and how to effectively help children at home will be held at Trailside Elementary School on Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Parents are invited to this informational session and parents with students enrolled in Dual Immersion for next year are encouraged to attend an informal meeting at 6 p.m. Program expectations will be reviewed along with the schedule for the beginning of next year. For more information, contact Trailside at 645-5680.

SWANER OFFERS CLIMATE LECTURE SERIES

Park City is teaming up with Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter along with universities in Utah to deliver a climate science lecture series this spring. "Focus on the Climate" will include professors from Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University, who will be open to address climate change topics. The first lecture is scheduled March 27, at 7 p.m. at Swaner. Professor David Chapman from the University of Utah will talk about global climate change past, present and future. The event is free to the public. RSVP is recommended. For more information, email SwanerEcoCenter@usu.edu .

COMMON CORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Questions and concerns have been raised about the Common Core curriculum. The Utah State Office of Education has put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Common Core. The list can be found by visiting the Park City School District website at http://www.pcschools.us .