Common Standards

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

Spotlight on Common-Core Instruction

In this Spotlight, explore how teachers are leading the way in implementing the common core, review the effects of new math standards, and read interviews and commentary on the common-core literacy standards.

Spotlight on Special Education and the Common Core

In this Spotlight, take a look at how alternative assessments align to the common core, see how testing accommodations differ between consortia, and examine how a results-driven accountability system is giving new life to instruction.

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The Common Core Explained

Blog Coverage

Standards
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.

Related Webinars

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.
Common-Core Math in Practice
This special report at how the Common Core State Standards are changing instruction in mathematics.
Vision Meets Reality: Common-Core in Action
This special report explores how the initial vision for the standards—and for aligned assessments—is now bumping up against reality.

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It can be tough to draw a clear line between the K-12 policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
A half-dozen White House hopefuls talk common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 – Education Week
The number of states still officially part of the common-core testing consortium is half of what it once was, and that poses challenges, especially when it comes to costs.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 – Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 – Teacher
July 8, 2015 – Education Week

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