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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

JPEF's Csar Talks Common Core Before Second Community Meeting

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Patrick Donges
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WJCT

A community meeting is happening tonight at the University of North Florida with an important purpose.

It’s an invitation for people to better understand the new Common Core State Standards for education in Florida.

Common Core, as it’s called, has become controversial in the state as of late, with some questioning Florida’s move to join most other states in adopting the standards.

Trey Csar, executive director of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, joined Melissa on First Coast Connect to discuss tonight’s meeting on the Common Core State Standards.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.