By Emily Griffes
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff writer
When Dr. John Deiter became the DeWitt School District’s superintendent this January, one of his first decisions was to create a full-time director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. He did this to allow DeWitt schools to thrive with the new curriculum standards that Michigan adopted.
In June 2010, Michigan was the 40th state to adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiatives for k-12 education. This initiative outlines specific knowledge standards that students need to gain in each step of their education. The goal of these standards is to better prepare students for college and career readiness.