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August 30, 2018

Arne Duncan's Take on School Reform: Read It!

Marc Tucker reflects on what we can learn about systems reform from the former Secretary's new book.

July 18, 2018

The Testing Tragedy

Marc Tucker discusses the importance of getting testing right now that the number of PARCC and Smarter Balanced states have declined significantly.

October 12, 2017

Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?

Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.

March 03, 2016

Why the Common Core Will Be Declared a Failure

Claims that the Common Core State Standards have failed to improve academic performance in U.S. schools overlook the fact that standards are just one component of a high-performing education system.

October 08, 2015

What Does It Mean to Be an Educated Person Today?

Has our definition of being an educated person kept pace with today's fast-changing world? Marc Tucker argues it's time to reopen the question.

September 17, 2015

Common-Core Test Results: The Moment of Truth Arrives

Results from the first administration of the Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments are coming in, but the question is: Are we prepared for what they are likely to tell us?

January 22, 2015

Wilhoit: Common-Core Implementation Requires Better Teacher Recruiting and Support

In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.

January 15, 2015

Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.

December 04, 2014

Jim Pellegrino on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about the resources teachers will need to teach the Common Core effectively.

November 20, 2014

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.

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