Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards

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On Implementing Common Standards

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The Education Week Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Facing the shortage of resources to assist with common-core curriculum development
  • Crafting assessments to measure students' college-readiness
  • "Close reading" of informational texts in the English/language arts common-core curriculum
  • State planning to implement the common standards
  • Balancing common standards alongside the developmental needs of preschoolers
  • Professional development to aid in the transition to the common core

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Teachers and curriculum developers find materials reflecting the English/language arts and math standards in short supply.
February 29, 2012 – Education Week

The move puts college representatives at the voting table on pivotal questions about crafting tests that reflect college readiness.
April 18, 2012 – Education Week

Drawn together by the Aspen Institute, some chief academic officers hash out how to deliver a profound shift in reading instruction.
February 8, 2012 – Education Week

A survey shows that only seven states have fully fleshed out their plans to bring the common core standards to classrooms.
January 18, 2012 | Updated: February 9, 2017 – Education Week

Educators are figuring out how to balance the standards' focus on academic rigor with young children's developmental needs.
December 7, 2011 – Education Week

With all but five states having adopted the Common Core State Standards in math and language arts, education leaders are expecting to see a surge of online professional development resources to help guide teachers through the transition.
March 1, 2012 – Teacher PD Sourcebook

The common-core standards cry out for K-12-higher education collaboration, Brad C. Phillips and Bruce Vandal write.
November 2, 2011 – Education Week

The professional development needed to support teachers' part in the common-core standards has remained an afterthought, Stephanie Hirsh writes.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week

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