Six Insights About the Common Core

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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