In February, Kentucky became the first state to formally adopt the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
Common Core State Standards
A COMMON UNDERSTANDING: Final K–12 Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics Released on June 2 ArticleJune 14, 2010
On June 2, 2010 the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the final version of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics at an event held at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia.
Common Core State Standards
THE CASE FOR COMMON STANDARDS: New Profiles from the Alliance for Excellent Education Examine Need for (and Potential of) Common Standards and Assessments ArticleMay 03, 2010
In spring 2009, the Common Core State Standards Initiative was launched with forty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and two territories coming together under the auspices of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of state K-12 English language arts and mathematics standards.
PRIMARY SOURCES: America’s Teachers Say Students Are Leaving High School Unprepared for the Challenges Ahead ArticleMarch 22, 2010
Approximately 93 percent of teachers agree that a high school diploma is not enough for today’s students to succeed.
The state-led common standards movement, which will raise expectations for all students no matter where they live, represents a "sea change" in American education and one that is sorely needed, according to a new issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ABOUT NATIONAL STANDARDS: New Report Calls for an Independent Organization to Lead U.S. Standards Effort ArticleSeptember 14, 2009
International Lessons about National Standards, a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, takes a look at two pressing education issues- international benchmarking and common national standards-and explains why the first issue can greatly inform the second.
THE OPPORTUNITY EQUATION: In Effort to Raise Math and Science Levels of American Students, Report Says that the Nation Must “Do School Differently” ArticleJune 29, 2009
A new report from Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education argues that the United States must “mobilize for excellence” in mathematics and science education so that all students achieve much higher levels of math and science learning.
STANDARDS MOVEMENT GAINING STEAM: Duncan Announces Plan to Commit Up to $350 Million for Assessments Linked to Common Standards ArticleJune 29, 2009
Earlier this month, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced that forty-six states and the District of Columbia have signed on to a joint effort to develop a common core of state standards in English language arts and mathematics for grades K–12.
STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH COMMON ACADEMIC STANDARDS: House Committee Looks for Ways to Support State-Led Efforts to Produce Common Standards ArticleMay 04, 2009
Last week, witnesses appearing before the House Education and Labor Committee described an effort underway in states to develop common academic standards that would prepare all students to compete in today’s global economy.