Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-initiated effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. While these new standards are being implemented by most states, there is much vocal opposition.

Doing a web search can bring up more opinion than facts. Here are some resources that may help.

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Common Core State Standards

The anchor standards define college and career readiness, in part, as the ability to integrate and evaluate content present in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.  learn more

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Conservatives hate Common Core. The rest of America? Who knows.

Scott Clement at the Washington Post has a good post on the status of Common Core and the challenges ahead. Some highlights... Support for Common Core in polls ranged from 33 percent to 59 percent in a single month in 2014. Americans support the broad goals of Common Core ... [but] The more people say…  learn more

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Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS")

In addition to Common Core, there are other standards in the works out there. The Next Generation Science Standards ("NGSS") were developed by twenty-six states, in collaboration with partners (sounds familiar). It will be coming online over the next few years. In the 21st century, science standards are ever-evolving.  learn more

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Standards Movement in American Education - Governors Take the Initiative

An interesting article on how we got to where we are today -- looking at the options taken and not taken. It concludes with a look at the future of the Standards Movement.  learn more

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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

This video, put out by the Council of the Great City Schools, explains why we need Common Core and how results are measured. But viewing the video can give you an idea of the confusion and fear that people have latched on to to oppose Common Core Standards.  learn more

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Website helping Arizona schools prep for Common Core

This news article talks about resources used by small school districts in Arizona. Check with your administrators and colleges about resources for your state.  learn more