National Governors Association and State Education Chiefs Launch Common State Academic Standards
Robust standards drafted by teachers, content experts, and leading researchers are the cornerstone of a state led effort to turn our nation’s schools around.
Suwanee, GA – June 2, 2010 – Today, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a set of state-led education standards, the Common Core State Standards, at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, GA. The English-language arts and mathematics standards for grades K-12 were developed in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including content experts, states, teachers, school administrators and parents. The standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America’s children for success in college and work.
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine, Florida Commissioner of Education Dr. Eric J. Smith, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools Andres Alonso, and Vice President of the National Education Association (NEA) Lily Eskelsen have come out in support of the standards.
- Read the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics
- Draft Press Release
- Talking Points on Standards K-12
- Webinar March 2010 Common Core Power Point
- Now Available!!! Common Core Training Registration
- Common Core State Standards Transition Plan Chart
- Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)
- Common Core State Standards Initiative
Weekly Memo to Chiefs/Charters 04.23.10 - Prioritized Delaware Content Standards coding posted to DOE Website
An important outcome of the DOE/Districts collaboration around prioritizing the curriculum has been accomplished this week with the posting to the DOE Curriculum page of prioritization codes ("Essential", "Important", "Compact"). Curriculum directors in both districts and charter schools have also been notified of this information. Coding information can be found by following this link and then opening either Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, or Social Studies:
Development and scheduling of teacher training sessions to familiarize teachers with the prioritized curriculum and alignment of classroom instruction are on the topics list for upcoming RTTT Scope of Work discussions with each district.