Common Core Standards

AJCCore Values or Rotten to the Core? Georgia and common core praised for their math and english standards. 2:43am July 2nd, 2010, By Maureen Downey
Not a lot of indepth information but there are some interesting comments to read.

Teachers.netThis article on Teachers.net by Alfie Kohn offers an opposing view to the case for Common Core State Standards. You might also like to read his linked article called "Confusing Harder with Better".
HomeBackRavitch, D. (2010). The death and life of the great American school system: How testing and choice are undermining education. New York: Basic Books
This is an excerpt from the book. It is password protected see grad school email for password.
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in EducationPolicy Brief: Common Core State Standards InitiativeCommon Core State StandardsThomas B. Fordham InstituteA Common Core Standards Resource Page. This page contains links to various documents on standards.

The State of State Standards--And The Common Core--In 2010
Tying Together the Common Core of Standards, Instruction, and Assessments

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Allies Shift Focus toward Promoting Standards Adoption
International Lessons about National StandardsStars By Which to Navigate? Scanning National and International Education Standards in 2009. An Interim Report on Common Core, NAEP, TIMSS and PISA
Georgia Department of EducationK - 12 Common Core State Standards Released.National JournalConflicting Research on Core Standards - Monday, July 26, 2010