Common-Core Commentaries

The widely adopted Common Core State Standards have provoked opinions and ideas from thought leaders, policymakers, and the educators who have to implement them. Browse their perspectives in this collection.

Allowing students to graduate after their sophomore year and providing two years of alternative options could curb dropout rates, proposes Blair E. Lybbert.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
As state leaders look ahead to ESSA implementation, the common standards offer key insight, writes Thomas J. Kane.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Education is key to raising responsible citizens, writes Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Eight researchers weigh in on how RTI can be implemented successfully.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Laurene Powell Jobs' investment in model schools is not enough to alter the education landscape, writes Ron Wolk.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 – Education Week
Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
July 30, 2015 – Education Week
The building opt-out movement signals a need for K-12 policymakers to improve family engagement, argue Michael P. Evans and Andrew Saultz.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Raising standards should be about helping students achieve them over time, not condemning students to failure, argues Randi Weingarten.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week

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