On the Road to Common Core State Standards

So what does the hubbub about the Common Core State Standards mean for school administrators and teachers in the classroom?

At least one study has pointed out that the Common Core standards have little in common with current state standards, Massachusetts’s exemplary standards, or the standards of high-achieving nations like Finland, Japan, and Singapore. Is this departure a good thing, or should we worry?

This issue of ASCD Express seeks articles from districts and schools that are well along in the process of making sense of and planning for the use of the Common Core State Standards. What resources and practical advice comes to the fore as districts and schools figure out how to cope with the standards?

ASCD Express is looking for short, 600– to 1,000-word essays on the theme “On the Road to Common Core Standards.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send us your submissions by April 13, 2012.

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