If you'd like to better understand how and why your child's school work is changing and what you can do to help them, try the link from GREAT Schools. Choose your child's grade, and a short blurb will summarize the top three things your child needs to know/do in Math and, Writing, and Reading.To better help parents and community members understand what "Common Core" and especially the Montana Common Core is about, Montana's Office of Public Instruction has launched a new web page on the MCCS (Montana Common Core Standards). A great deal of information is available for parents, teachers, school leaders, businesses and legislators.One of my favorites is the "Parent's Backpack Guide to Montana's New English and Math Standards (Grades K-5) or (Grades 6-12). Please be sure to check it out. If you have any questions, please follow up with your child's teacher or check with administration for more information.