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Alabama Common Core Standards
Change is inevitable, but is not always easy. The Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (Alabama Common Core Standards), which was adopted by Alabama in 2010, will be fully implemented in 2014 and it’s time to prepare our students for a change that will likely challenge them beyond what they are comfortable with. The Alabama College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) were designed to prepare students grades K-12 for college, the job market, and the real world. Additionally, the students will be expected to meet a set of standards at the end of each year that will lead to a set of skills that will meet the intended goal. Public librarians need to prepare for the change as well as the relationship between school and public librarians will be crucial in helping students reach theses benchmarks. Let’s begin strengthening or establishing relationships with our school librarians to ensure that our students succeed and benefit from the skills that they’ll be introduced to.