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Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education


Panelists/Participants (more to be announced)
Richard Lee Colvin, Executive Director, Education Sector
Lucille Davy, Senior Advisor, James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
Paul Reville, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Bob Rothman, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

The common core state standards, which have been adopted by forty-five states and the District of Columbia, are a milestone in American education: they represent the first common expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at each grade level in order to be prepared for college and a career. These standards have the potential to transform schooling, but this potential can only be realized if states make changes in assessment, curriculum, and teacher education.

On Tuesday, October 18, the Alliance for Excellent Education presented a discussion with state leaders on the opportunities and challenges that will be part of the implementation process of the common core state standards. Immediately following the briefing, the Alliance hosted a book party to celebrate the release of Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education (Harvard Education Press, 2011), by Alliance Senior Fellow Bob Rothman.

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