We have decided to take what has been proven to be successful in EAST classrooms, and implement them in science and mathematics core classes.

There has long been a desire to move the EAST model into curricular areas without decreasing the effectiveness of the best practice model. With support from the Arkansas Department of Education and STEM Works, EAST Core builds upon success of the EAST model by incorporating best practices into core classes.

The national education focus has turned with Common Core State Standards and the coming Next Generation Science Standards, as well as a heightened understanding for the need to provide opportunities for students to become better communicators, problem solvers, and innovators. EAST Core provides tools, resources, support, and a custom approach to participating schools, establishing a dynamic methodology to prepare students for competitive post-secondary studies and careers.

"Star City School District is honored to be one of the pioneer EAST Core® schools in Arkansas. As District Superintendent I am committed to rigor and relevance in our academic program and see EAST Core as a timely and promising vehicle for transforming the learning environment in our secondary schools."

Richard Montgomery, Ph.D. Superintendent
Star City School District

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