Keeping Up With Common Core: Will Learning Soar or Stall?

News coverage of the process and politics surrounding the Common Core State Standards has become relatively plentiful. But less attention has been paid to the longer-lasting instructional changes that are already affecting students and teachers. To address that gap, EWA hosted this event with top experts on the shifts in math and literacy instruction that the standards are designed to bring about. Consider this your intro class to the new Common Core content.


  • Professor William Schmidt, Michigan State University
  • Professor Susan B. Neuman, New York University and former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Robert Rothman, Senior Fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education and author of Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education
  • Lisa Fleisher, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal (moderator)

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