Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Parents and Community

Why are the standards important for parents and other community members?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) define the knowledge and skills that students should have to be prepared for college or the workforce. The CCSS help build a foundation for our most valuable resource – our children. As students progress through the grades, they build skills and obtain knowledge to be prepared for the job market and college. Students who graduate with the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce can contribute to economic growth not only in Arkansas but also in the global market.

What is the role of parents and other community members?

  • Parents and other community members form partnerships to support the implementation of the CCSS. 
  • Students collaborate with educators and parents to set appropriate educational goals and work to meet those goals.
  • Parents and guardians encourage and support their children’s academic growth by being involved in their education, communicating with educators, and providing guidance.
  • Community members contribute to every child’s educational achievement through financial, physical, and emotional support.


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For more information, please contact:

Arkansas Department of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Unit
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-7442

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