Core of the Matter: Alliance Debuts New Blog Series on Common Core Implementation and Struggling Students (#CoreMatters)
May 06, 2014 02:47 pm
Today, the Alliance for Excellent Education is pleased to launch “Core of the Matter,” a new blog series devoted to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and struggling students. The adoption of the CCSS by more than forty states is an acknowledgement of the higher level of preparation students need to graduate from high school truly prepared for college, a career, and citizenship. As schools, districts, and states work to implement the new standards—including new assessments—the Alliance will use this series to bring attention to the challenge and imperative of delivering on the promise and potential of the standards for all students, especially those who have been historically underserved by the education system.
To start a dialogue, the Alliance will publish a new blog post on the first and third Tuesday of every month addressing issues related to implementation of the CCSS. The posts will alternate between those written by Alliance staff and guest bloggers. On May 20, our first guest blogger will be Chris Edley, a noted legal scholar who is committed to educational equality and excellence, and former dean of UC Berkeley School of Law; cochair of the congressionally chartered National Committee on Education Equity and Excellence, and an Alliance for Excellent Education board member. Additional guest bloggers will include Gerry House, president of the Institute for Student Achievement; Linda Darling-Hammond and Kenji Hakuta, renowned professors at Stanford University; Margarita Calderon, professor emerita at Johns Hopkins University; Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, and many more.
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Common Core Equity Series