COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS IN 2014: Support for Common Core Continues to Grow Among School District Leaders According to New CEP Survey ArticleOctober 21, 2014
While the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have drawn opposition in some states, school district leaders continue to believe in them, saying that the CCSS in math and English language arts (ELA) are more rigorous than their state’s previous standards in these subjects and will lead to improved math and ELA skills among students in their districts, according to a new survey by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) at the George Washington University.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Public Support Slips for “Common Core” While Support for Common Standards Remains Strong, According to New Education Poll ArticleSeptember 09, 2014
Public support for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is declining, according to results released last month from the 2014 Education Next poll. At the same time, however, the poll revealed that the declining support is more attributable to the name of the reform effort (Common Core) than the idea behind it of a state-developed set of common academic standards that describe what students need to know and be able to do in English and math to graduate from high school ready for college and a career.