Published Online: March 23, 2015

Common Core: Perspectives From the Classroom

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Education Week Commentary and Education Week Teacher asked five leading educators to assess the state of common-core implementation from their perspectives, as those who are closest to it.

Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

Teacher Ariel Sacks says that the key to realizing the potential of the common standards is teacher input.

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Common Core Requires Fine-Tuning School Policies

Read Commentary While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann.

'Common Core' Takes Many Forms

Read CommentaryThe common core is like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says Peter Greene.

Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

Read Commentary Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment.

Overcoming 'Initiative Fatigue'

Read CommentaryCharlotte Danielson discusses new research on the support educators need to implement the standards.

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