Education Week Commentary and Education Week Teacher asked five leading educators to assess the state of common-core implementation from their perspectives, as those who are closest to it.
Standards Opinion Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests
Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment.
Standards Opinion Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
Standards Opinion Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
Standards Opinion Teaching the Common Core Requires Fine-Tuning School Policies
While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann.
Standards Opinion Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?
Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene.
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