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Common Core


Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing America's Students for College and Career

See some useful links, below, for parents, guardians, and others interested in more reading on the Common Core standards.

Key Shifts in ELA and Math


Resources for Educators

Resources for Families

  • General Information

  • Diane Bars, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) writes in this July 2014 article about common misperceptions surrounding development of the Common Core mathematics standards
  • Common Core Parent Guides from the National PTA

  • Council of the Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps for the Common Core

  • The Parent Toolkit: A website developed by NBC News providing benchmarks for student learning to help families understand what their children are expected to learn in each grade.  It also includes parent teacher conference guides and tips on how parents can help their child learn at home.

  • Why Do Americans Stink at Math?,” New York Times, July 23, 2014

  • Have patience on imperfect Common Core,” USA Today, May 21, 2014. In this op-ed, John Ewing, president of Math for America, describes how the Common Core forms an educational framework of eight mathematical practices for all grades and explains what it means to understand, not just memorize, math procedures. He further suggests that an obsession with test-based accountability has distorted every aspect of modern education, stating that to “abandon the standards because they might be misused is to argue that we should abandon education itself.”


Updated: 10/17/2017