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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In response to the growing interest in all-things statistics, it's time to foster data literacy in our classrooms, writes Anna E. Bargagliotti.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Chambers of commerce in a growing number of states are defending the common core against vocal opposition to the standards from some of their traditional Republican allies.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards offer an opportunity to level the playing field for all students regardless of their ZIP code, income, race, or ethnicity, Rufina Hernández writes.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
Implementation of the common standards is likely to be a hot topic for legislators in a number of states as their 2014 sessions get rolling.
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
Quality Counts 2014 rates states and the nation on key student-performance and finance indicators.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Some school districts complain of intrusion from activist governors and state lawmakers, which often creates tension in the complex and interdependent state-local relationships.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
With its emphasis on research, the Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA, deserves bipartisan support and action in Congress, write Michele McLaughlin and Wes Hoover.
January 2, 2014 - AP
Teachers should draw on historical texts to give life to the literacy objectives of the common-core standards, Stanford University's Sam Wineburg writes.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week

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