Students across Eastern North Carolina start the new school year next week, but Pitt County teachers took on the student role Tuesday learning more about curriculum changes form the schools superintendent.
Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory discussed common core curriculum. Last year, the state school board made the decision to embrace the curriculum, putting students on the same learning requirements as students in 48 other states.
"The whole idea is that students would have a higher level of understanding and comprehension. Make the U.S. more competitive with other countries when it comes to the education that students are receiving," said Dr. Emory.
Teachers we spoke with say they spent their summer studying the new curriculum and are excited to see how the students respond to new teaching styles.