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.

We need to change the system so that some in K-12 can truly innovate, while others stick to tradition but improve incrementally, Ted Kolderie says.
September 22, 2014 - Education Week
A common-core enthusiast, Carol Lloyd, questions the assessment after her daughter takes it.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Communication is key to an effective teacher-evaluation process, writes district superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
States should phase in use of common-core assessments for teacher evaluation, write Jane Leibbrand and Alice Seagren.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
An 8th grade social studies teacher, Kimberly Meller, shares her thoughts on the benefits of (and frustrations with) common standards.
April 29, 2014 - Education Week
Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
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

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