Nearly every state has signed on to use the Common Core State Standards as a framework for teaching English/language arts and mathematics to students. Translating them for the classroom, however, requires schools, teachers, and students to change the way they approach teaching and learning. This report examines the progress some states have made in implementing the standards, what preparations need to be undertaken, and the challenges that policymakers and educators face in achieving the goals of the standards.
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May 1, 2 p.m. ET: From Paper to Practice: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts
The Common Core State Standards in English/language arts demand new skills from both teachers and students. Teachers in two districts in Kentucky are experimenting with instructional tools to do both. Join us for a compelling discussion with two educators overseeing the implementation in these districts.
May 16, 2 p.m. ET: Implementing the Common Core Math Standards
Big shifts are afoot as school districts gear up to implement the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. The new standards emphasize learning fewer concepts in greater depth and engaging students in a set of "mathematical practices." Join math experts from two districts who share strategies and early experiences in preparing schools for the new standards.