Students at Indian River Intermediate School had the night off Thursday and their parents were in the classrooms.
The school held its annual curriculum night. It gives parents a chance to step into their children's shoes and see what and how they learn.
As schools in New York are switching to the Common Core standard, teachers want parents to know how to help their children succeed.
"There's definitely a shift that's going on and part of the reason we're having tonight's events is to give parents an idea of how they can help their children at home," principal Brian Moore said.
"There's no doubt that the curriculum that we're delivering to our students is more difficult, more challenging," he said.
Over 100 parents showed up. School officials say they're happy with turnout.
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