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About Core Commons

Core Commons is designed by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) to serve as a resource to states, policymakers and the public on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. ECS tracks state progress on the development and implementation of common core strategies and policies. In addition, ECS explores the critical issues states encounter as they move to full implementation.

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Michigan Lawmakers Want to Repeal Adoption of Standards

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in blog, General | Comments Off

Per an article in Huff Post Detroit, three Republican Michigan lawmakers introduced HB5894 in September which will prohibit the State Board from implementing the Common Core State Standards. Like lawmakers in Utah...

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Technological Preparedness for Online Assessments

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Assessments, blog, General | Comments Off

Back in May, I informed readers about the technology purchasing guidelines, released by PARCC and SMARTER Balanced, meant to help school leaders ensure their school computers would be technologically prepared for...

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Common Core, Teacher Effectiveness, and Data Systems, Oh My!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in blog, Data-Quality, General | 1 comment

This guest blog post is written by Paige Kowalski, director of state policy...

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Better Standards + Better Assessment = Better Data

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in blog, Data-Quality, General | Comments Off

This post is written by Brennan McMahon from the Data Quality Campaign and was...

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Responding to the Challenges and Opportunities Posed by the New Standards for ELLs: the Understanding Language Initiative

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in blog, English Language Learners, General | Comments Off

This guest blog is written by Kenji Hakuta, co-chair of the Understanding...

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NCLE: Building School Capacity for Change

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in blog, General, Teaching Quality | Comments Off

The ultimate goal of the Common Core State Standards is to ensure that...

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Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces its adoption of the Common Core

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in blog, General | 1 comment

Exciting news came to proponents of the Common Core State Standards yesterday...

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