MAKING STUDIES UNIVERSAL AT POTTSGROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL – Math is math, reading is reading, and those and other subjects taught at schools across the U.S. should contain the same content and concepts no matter where in the nation a school is found. That’s the premise behind the Common Core State Standards Initiative, an effort by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to create a set of consistent and clear academic standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Common core standards are being implemented this year among students at Pottsgrove Middle School (above), its December (2011) newsletter explains. The newsletter was distributed last week (Dec. 13, 2011) via e-mail by Principal Bill Ziegler, and contains a full-page article on the topic. It can be downloaded from the Pottsgrove School District website, here.