Building on the Common Core

Conley, David T.
March 2011
Educational Leadership;Mar2011, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p16
The article discusses the potential influence of the Common Core State Standards initiative in U.S. education. The author suggests that the standards initiative could improve the quality of education in the U.S. if teachers view the initiative as an opportunity for positive educational change. The aim of the initiative, which was developed with sponsorship from the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, in improving student achievement and the college- and career-readiness of U.S. students, is addressed. The article highlight the initiative's emphasis on the use of cognitive strategies and content acquisition in education, with particular focus on the areas of problem formation, research, interpretation, communication, and precision.


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