Six Insights About the Common Core

Have you checked out the latest issue of Educational Leadership yet? The December 2012/January 2013 issue focuses on the theme, "Common Core: Now What?" Check out...

The Common Core Tapestry

By Harvey F. Silver & R. Thomas Dewing Since the development and release of the Common Core State Standards, educators, researchers, and pundits have all...

Using Formative Assessment to Meet the Demands of the Common Core

Regardless of your grade level, focus, or subject area, a huge challenge of implementing the Common Core State Standards is to link formative assessment...

Five Questions for Common Core

There is much talk, and a lot of confusion, about the new Common Core State Standards among frontline educators in the classroom.  Here are five...

Common Core Professional Development Institutes Coming Soon to a City Near You!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a middle school science teacher, elementary principal, or a superintendent, implementing the Common Core State Standards can feel overwhelming....

Seven Tips for Aligning Assignments to Common Core

Consider these important features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts, in both the anchors and their grade-level versions, when crafting...

Checking in with Common Core Implementation in South Carolina

ASCD asked some of our affiliate leaders to tell us how the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been going in...

ELA Virtual Learning Network: Complex Text and Academic Vocabulary

It’s been quite an exciting experience collaborating with my ASCD colleagues Nanci Smith, Jason Flom, and Mark Barnes. We’ve been communicating frequently to check...

Spring and Summer CCSS Professional Development Institutes: Coming to a City Near You!

Calling all educators, near and far—are you still working hard to implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? Looking for great professional development opportunities this...

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