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Common Core State Standards: Learning the New Content and Instruction Landscape

EWA will kick off its 65th National Seminar with a luncheon session on “Shifting States: Changes in Store From Common Core.” Ahead of that discussion, an excellent primer for getting up to speed on this ambitious initiative is a special report now available from Education Week on math, literacy and common standards.

The Ed Week report examines a number of aspects of the Common Core, including: potential roadblocks to a successful implementation; how teachers are being asked to change how they do their jobs; and lessons being learned from special education practices already in place.

Where is your state in the Common Core roll-out process? Are teachers more optimistic or overwhelmed? How much help are educators and students being given to prepare for what will be a significant transition in the daily experience of teaching and learning?

This post originally appeared on EWA’s now-defunct online community, EdMedia Commons. Old content from EMC will appear in the Ed Beat archives.