Pasco (Wash.) School District Pushes to Improve Student Writing

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Pasco School District is pushing forward with efforts to improve student writing throughout the district.

Kathy Hayden, the district's executive director of curriculum and professional development, told the Pasco School Board on Tuesday that a district committee is working on re-emphasizing writing throughout all grades and subjects.

As Pasco and other districts across the state prepare to implement the Common Core State Standards, she said, student communication skills are of increasing performance.

The standards are a set of language arts and math benchmarks being implemented in most states across the country.

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