Common-Core Commentaries

Adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, the Common Core State Standards have provoked opinions and ideas from thought leaders, policymakers, and the educators who have to implement them. Browse their perspectives in this collection.

School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous.
April 11, 2014 - Education Week
If the common-core standards are to succeed, the deeper learning and thinking they promote must be adopted by teachers, as well as students, writes David Ruenzel.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
In response to the growing interest in all-things statistics, it's time to foster data literacy in our classrooms, writes Anna E. Bargagliotti.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards offer an opportunity to level the playing field for all students regardless of their ZIP code, income, race, or ethnicity, Rufina Hernández writes.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
When it comes to improving learning, schools would do better to choose simple solutions with clear priorities and goals instead of the complicated fixes they often adopt, Mike Schmoker writes.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Leaders of the Pueblo of Jemez have adapted the common-core standards to make them more culturally appropriate and educationally effective in their community, writes Kevin Shendo, the pueblo's education director.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Latin should be a recommended area of study in the English/language arts standards, student Jacob Weiss writes.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
The common-core standards offer the potential to raise the achievement of struggling students from low-income, minority communities, Thomas Toch says.
October 22, 2013 | Updated: December 2, 2013 - Education Week
It's time for common-core critics to focus on improving the standards, says Joanne Yatvin, a frequent critic herself.
September 23, 2013 - Education Week
Educators must move past common-core anxiety and focus on steps for implementing the standards, Linda Diamond writes.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week

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