Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards

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On Implementing Common Standards


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

  • Final release of the Common Core State Standards
  • Emergence of curriculum materials embodying the new standards
  • English-language learners and the common standards
  • How the common standards compare to individual states’ standards
  • Common standards’ impact on special educations
  • Developing shared knowledge around the implementation of the common standards
  • Criticisms of the common standards

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The document outlines what experts decided are the knowledge and skills students should have in mathematics and English/language arts.
June 2, 2010 | Updated: June 21, 2018 – Education Week

As commercial vendors and nonprofit groups respond to the common standards, advocates wonder whether alignment claims are on target.
August 25, 2010 | Updated: June 21, 2018 – Education Week

A Fordham Institute review says that the common core standards are an improvement over teaching guidelines now used in 33 states.
July 21, 2010 – Education Week

Advocates are wary and optimistic about what common standards and tests will mean for students with disabilities.
September 22, 2010 | Updated: June 21, 2018 – Education Week

The two national groups leading the effort plan to leave it up to states to craft their own English-proficiency standards.
June 9, 2010 – Education Week

From her extensive research on Japan's "public research lessons," Catherine C. Lewis proposes a way to ensure the success of common-core standards.
September 15, 2010 – Education Week

The common-core standards should be modified, writes University of Georgia educator William G. Wraga, to give greater emphasis to interdisciplinary study and educating students for democratic citizenship.
August 18, 2010 – Education Week

The bureaucratic approach to schooling that national standards imply has always ignored the real problems of schools—and of society, writes Furman University's P.L. Thomas.
August 11, 2010 – Education Week

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