Common Standards

The latest news about the Common Core State Standards, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Janet Barresi, center, state superintendent of Oklahoma schools, speaks on the Oklahoma Standards Development Process plan to develop new state education standards, pictured in a chart at rear, during a state school board meeting in Oklahoma City, earlier this month. The board voted to again delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal by three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators from across the state.
—AP

Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards. (July 30, 2014)

Research Center Report

From Adoption to Practice: Teacher Perspectives on the Common Core
This Education Week Research Center report draws on a national survey of teachers fielded during the 2013-14 school year and examines student and teacher readiness for the common core, access to high-quality materials and training, and long-term impact of the new standards and aligned assessments.

Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards

This Spotlight highlights the curriculum, professional development, and online resources available to help teachers prepare for the common core.

Spotlight on Common Core Assessment and Curriculum

This Spotlight explains how the standards will impact curriculum development and the crafting of common assessments.

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Standards

Blog Coverage

Standards
The Curriculum Matters blog covers developments on the adoption and implementation of common standards. Visit this page to browse the latest posts on this topic.

On-Demand Webinars

Revealing How Education Leaders Can Work Together on Common-Standards Implementation
In this webinar, our guests provided available resources to guide principals and district leaders as they embrace the standards.

How One District is Putting the Common Standards Into Practice: A Case Study
In this webinar, our guests from a North Carolina school district discuss their experiences with putting the common core into practice.

Special Collection

Common Core: A Steep Climb
An Education Week series on the District of Columbia's vision of the common-core standards and how they are being put into practice.
Common-Core Commentaries
Thought leaders, policymakers and educators offer their opinions and ideas on the common-core standards.
Math, Literacy, & Common Standards
This special report maps out the landscape of academic content and instruction in the common-core era.
Quality Counts 2010
The 14th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at the national debate over common academic standards.

PD DIRECTORY

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Common Core

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October 1, 2014 - Education Week
Of all the testing organizations prospering in the common-core era, few have fought as doggedly in public for a competitive edge as the American Institutes for Research.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
The PARCC testing consortium says schools should set aside 10 to 11 hours or more for its assessments.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online common-core assessments are flowing to some of the most familiar industry players.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
In a new survey of superintendents from Gallup and Education Week, most school district chiefs say they want states to stay the course on common-core tests.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Aftershocks continue from the 1989 meeting in Charlottesville, Va., where the White House and the nation's governors took an aggressive turn toward standards-based accountability in public education.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
View a 25-year timeline of significant developments in the movement for standards-based accountability in public education.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week

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