Seven Things to Know about Common Core, According to Teachers


As families prepare to return to school, teachers provide a primer about the Common Core, and how states are using the framework to raise expectations for students. Kids are learning differently, the piece notes, with instruction focused on understanding. States have raised the bar for students, but “kids can do more than you think they can.” In fact, initial results show states committed to high standards and high-quality assessments have begun to see improvements in student achievement. Some instructional changes may be unfamiliar to parents, but across the country schools are working to help parents support their children’s learning.

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