Interview With Howard Everson on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.


Interview With Two Contributors to the Common-Core Literacy Standards

An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.


Rewriting the Textbooks for Common Core

Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on how implementing the common core means re-writing the textbooks and re-teaching mathematics.


Interview With Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on the Common Core

An interview with Phil Daro and Jason Zimba, leaders in developing the Common Core mathematics standards, on implementation progress, the testing consortia, accountability systems and instructional materials.


Kentucky and the Common Core: Interview With Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith

Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith on how Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core, implementation progress so far and their advice for other states and the federal government.


The Common Core in California: An Interview With Mike Kirst

An interview with Michael Kirst, president of California's State Board of Education, on the challenges in implementing the Common Core.


Common Core: The Real Issues

The Common Core is much more likely to be declared a failure because of poor implementation than because of political attacks from either side of the spectrum.


Ravitch and Zhao: Ricochet

In a response to Diane Ravitch and Yong Zhao, Marc Tucker argues that instead of abandoning standardized tests, the United States needs much better standardized tests, administered at fewer grade levels.


To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."


Dylan Wiliam on the Shanghai Model for Improving the Practice of Teachers

Dylan Wiliam on creating a school environment in which teachers are both motivated to continuously improve their practice and supported as they do so.


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