Common Standards

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

Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

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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Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say they have weaknesses and should be revisited.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Some have become training grounds for teachers or researchers, some share best practices, and many are now private schools.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
A combination of earlier testing times and interruptions in instruction due to snow days is putting pressure on teachers to cover as much content as they can to get students ready.
February 23, 2015 - Education Week
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
The rate of departures among state schools chiefs now rivals that of urban superintendents, and some states are turning to district administrators to fill the void at the top.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 16, 2015 - Education Week
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plunges into his second term vowing to push for controversial changes that could put him at odds with leading K-12 officials in the Empire State.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Sharing test items is not a new strategy, but now that most states have adopted common standards, more of them are looking to pick up assessment items others have already developed.
January 13, 2015 | Updated: January 14, 2015 - Education Week
By trying to block alternatives to the common core, its proponents have fueled a standards backlash, Williamson Evers says.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week

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