Nearly every state has signed on to use the Common Core State Standards as a framework for teaching English/language arts and mathematics to students. Translating them for the classroom, however, requires schools, teachers, and students to change the way they approach teaching and learning. Our Common Core report examines the progress some states have made in implementing the standards, what preparations need to be undertaken, and the challenges that policymakers and educators face in achieving the goals of the standards. Photographers Pat McDonogh, Stephen Voss, and Brian Widdis documented the ways schools in Kentucky, Maryland, and Michigan are adopting these new standards in their curriculum.
A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.