Articles: Common Core

3/13/2013

Here comes a plethora of online tools and instructional materials to help meet the Common Core standards, making for some overwhelming options for teachers and students.

3/13/2013

While the goal of the Common Core initiative is to establish clear, measurable standards for K12 student

2/12/2013

Successful implementation of Common Core State Standards will depend on principals’ leadership and their ability to work with teachers, parents, and staff to promote the progression of mathematical and literacy skills across grades. To help reach this goal, national nonpr

2/4/2013
Forsyth County kids

The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER Balanced) are developing the next generation of assessment tools in line with Common Core.

1/10/2013

Implementing the Common Core represents the biggest change to K12 assessment systems since No Child Left Behind, leading to concerns over the costs of enacting these new standards and tests.

9/19/2012

When it comes to transitioning to the Common Core, this is not the time for hesitation.

8/23/2012

What changes have you accomplished that will make this school year different from last? In an era of having to doing more with less, what progress have you made?

8/9/2012

We are in the midst of a significant transformation in K12 education as we focus on getting our students ready for success in college and careers and to compete in the global economy.

7/25/2012

0ne in four students under the age of six comes from an immigrant family in which at least one parent does not speak English, says Maki Park, early education policy analyst for the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).

7/23/2012

With a vast number of new software and Web-based reading programs on the market, students of all ages and abilities can target specific reading skills, such as comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

7/23/2012
 Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost?

As school and state leaders across the nation prepare to implement the Common Core State Standards in the fall of 2014, a new report proposes three options—with three costs—to use.

2/20/2012
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan before the president delivers his back-to-school speech in Washington, D.C.

The start of a new year is A time of resolutions and renewal, but for many of us here in Washington, it seems we can’t get rid of old baggage.

7/1/2011

The Common Core State Standards are bringing some changes to curricula across the country—but not just in the classroom.

6/1/2011

Buzz surrounding the results of the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) program, released late last year, has yet to cease.

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