Common Standards

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

Dowan McNair-Lee shares a farewell hug with student Mikel Robinson after the 8th grade promotion ceremony at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in June. Last month, she and other teachers learned the results of student tests.
—Jared Soares for Education Week

One District's Common-Core Bet: Results Are In

Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year. (September 9, 2013)

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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States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the state education department appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts.
July 17, 2014 - AP
A lawsuit that challenges the legislature's repeal of Common Core education standards for English and math is being scrutinized by Oklahoma's highest court.
July 14, 2014 - AP
Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Model standards used nationwide to prepare, guide, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents—are being revised to reflect the jobs' changing roles.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Following the repeal of the standards, Oklahoma teacher Valeria Hughes wonders what's ahead for her state and her classroom.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Schools get better, more useful information from performance assessments and collaboration than from standardized exams, Greg Jouriles says.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
One of the earliest winners in the federal grant competition is working to make sure its efforts to transform public education don't slip away when its $500 million runs out.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week

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