Common Standards

The latest news about the Common Core State Standards, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

The Common Core Explained

With all the developments and debate around the common-core standards, and the release of test results tied to them, here are the background, definitions, research, and other resources you need to get you up to speed. (September 28, 2015)


Spotlight on Literacy Instruction

From improving grammar and writing competencies to measuring online reading abilities, literacy skills are critical to educational development. This Spotlight explores the effects of the Common Core on reading and writing instruction, the impact of rising automation on literacy skills, and how to empower students to love writing.

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The Curriculum Matters blog covers developments on the adoption and implementation of common standards. Visit this page to browse the latest posts on this topic.

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Common-Core Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the transition to and implementation of common-core standards, including the contentious mathematics standards.

Special Collection

Common-Core Commentaries
Thought leaders, policymakers and educators offer their opinions and ideas on the common-core standards.

Teacher PD in the Common-Core Era
This special report explores that intersection, providing profiles of new ideas and challenges in teacher professional development.

Navigating New Curriculum Choices
From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.

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Just one of six new middle school science series is a good match to national science standards, according to a review by the nonprofit EdReports.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
The PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments have evolved since they were launched in 2015. Here's a guide to understanding them now.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
It may take years for the state to disentangle itself from the Common Core State Standards and put new ones in place.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
This isn't the first time states and schools have turned to projects, portfolios, exhibitions, and essays to measure students' learning. Here are lessons from the last go-around.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Some teachers are ditching grades or using standards-based grades and "no zero" grading policies to keep students more focused on learning and less intent on grade-grubbing.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
There are four practical lessons for avoiding past administrations' education pitfalls, write Fredrick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
An outsize focus on proving a point in school sends a dangerous hidden message, writes Kate Ehrenfeld Gardoqui.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A New Model for Teacher-Prep
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
It's time to rethink and reduce the current courseloads schools require. The current curricula are overstuffed, writes David J. Ferrero
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Five years after the Next Generation Science Standards were rolled out, curricular options for teaching them have been slow to materialize.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week

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