NCSM, CCSS, and Fall Conference News
Mari Muri, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Fall 2011

Welcome back to another school year, which for us in New England was escorted in by Hurricane Irene. I trust you and your schools did not have to deal with a lot of damage.

We are in such an exciting time in mathematics education. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math have been adopted by all states except Alaska, Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. The website where you can find complete information is:

NCSM is actively working with NCTM, ASSM, and AMTE to create implementation support materials as our states look toward actual implementation of the Common Core Standards. Keep checking the NCSM website for latest up-dates. We now have a whole set of resource pages that can be found by clicking the "CCSS" link in the purple navigation bar on our website.

I want to remind you that we have several state-level and a regional conference happening this fall. When you scroll to the end of this message, you'll find a rolling calendar of events that list both NCSM and our regional activities by date. So that we may keep information up to date, feel free to contact your NCSM state team leader or me to share the information that needs to be posted.

Currently your NCSM Eastern 1 state team leaders are:

  • Corby Kennison (CT)
  • Christine Newman (CT)
  • Jenny Tsankova (MA)
  • Leanna Russell (MA)
  • Shawn Towle (ME)
  • Judy Curran Buck (NH)
  • Suzanne Libfeld (NY)
  • Nancy Zarach (NY)
  • Eric Simonian (RI)
  • Julie Conrad (VT)

These dedicated math teachers/leaders stand more than ready to help you with questions about NCSM. If you would like to get in touch with any of them, refer to their email addresses, which can be found in the right most column of my webpage.

Although this group will keep me informed of math- and math leadership-related events that are scheduled for each of our states, please feel free to send me directly any information you have about math organizations in which you participate. The more we can get the word out, the more folks will attend! My e-mail is .

Several major conferences are planned in our states for this fall and next spring. Please look for the dates and information below or visit the NCSM Calendar for specific information.

I wish you a great start to the new school year, especially after our unusual and recent earthquake tremors followed by hurricane Irene's visit! Please stay in touch with me at .

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