With states, districts and educators working to ensure that all students graduate from high school “college and career ready,” we are hearing more and more about Common Core State Standards and their impact on the classroom, particularly with regard to testing. What seems to be lacking from that discussion, though, it a meaningful chronicling of what successful implementation of the standards means. Until now.
This week, the Learning First Alliance rolled out a new podcast series—Get It Right: Common Sense on the Common Core. In LFA’s own words, “to help those committed to the standards ensure the proper implementation, the Learning First Alliance is spotlighting those communities that are working hard to get Common Core implementation right. These podcasts tell their stories.
The Get It Right series launches with three interesting discussions, all of which the importance of proper planning and collaboration in the implementation process. These podcasts include:
- Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky’s state commissioner of education
- Dayna Richardson, chair of the Kansas Learning First Alliance
- Dr. Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware PTA
In addition to the podcasts themselves, LFA has also provided resources from each of the states profiled, as well as from its member organizations.
If we are serious about ensuring every learner is college and career ready, it is essential that we get CCSS implementation right. LFA’s new effort helps all those involved in the process better understand what “getting it right” really looks like in our states, district and schools.