Obama asks Idaho teacher to help with math goals
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- President Barack Obama has asked a high school math teacher in eastern Idaho to help with the math segment of the new national Common Core education standards.
Skyline High School instructor Julie Nawrocki tells the Post Register that she at first didn't recognize the president's voice when he called her Wednesday on her cellphone to make the request.
Nawrocki will head to Park City, Utah, this summer for three weeks to help develop the new testing standards and teaching strategies for schools in the 38 states, including Idaho, that are in the consortium.
Nawrocki had no idea the president would be calling other than a cryptic call earlier on Wednesday asking if she'd be available.
Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com