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Common Core

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Check out this month's top 10 free resources — you'll find a range of topics designed to help all learners succeed.

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Teacher Workshops To Become Smarter, Balanced

Building Educator Assessment Literacy's workshops help teachers make the best of the Common Core curriculum.

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Cover, Common Core Implementation in California: A Snapshot of Districts' Progress

Common Core Implementation in California: A Snapshot of Districts' Progress

Learn how California school districts are implementing new standards.

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With Assessment Literacy Training, Oregon Teachers See New Ways to Help Students

Oregon teachers who participated in Common Core assessment literacy training see the benefit to their students.

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California Standards Implementation: District Leaders' Insights

What do California district leaders have to say about Common Core implementation?

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Districts Receiving Student Test Results Faster Than Last Year, Officials Say

Quicker test results this year can help guide classroom instruction.

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Cover The Common Core Initiative, Education Outcomes, and American Indian/Alaska Native Students: Observations and Recommendations

New Resource: Common Core and American Indian/Alaska Native Students

Paper examines how to best implement the Common Core to help American Indian/Alaska Native students succeed in college and career.

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Dan Walters: Big Waves Pounding on California Schools

Survey of teachers and administrators on Common Core implementation in California reveals differing opinions about effectiveness.

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Teachers, Administrators Disagree About How Well Common Core Is Going

California teachers and administrators have different perspectives on Common Core standards implementation.

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CA Superintendents, Teachers Disagree on Common Core Implementation

WestEd survey shows most CA superintendents support the way Common Core standards were rolled out, while many teachers do not.

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