This from Ed Week by way of Politics K-12:
Math, Literacy, & Common Standards
Nearly every state has signed on to use the Common Core State Standards as a framework for teaching English/language arts and mathematics to students. Translating them for the classroom, however, requires schools, teachers, and students to change the way they approach teaching and learning. This report examines the progress some states have made in implementing the standards, what preparations need to be undertaken, and the challenges that policymakers and educators face in achieving the goals of the standards.
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Whether the standards succeed will depend largely on how well they are translated from expectations to classroom instruction, advocates say.April 23, 2012 - Education WeekSome districts have prepared their teachers on the new instructional approaches for the common core; others have done little.April 23, 2012 - Education WeekTo meet expectations of the common standards, Kentucky’s social studies and science teachers are teaching reading strategies.April 23, 2012 - Education WeekThe standards will change the grade levels at which some content is introduced, push aside other topics, and ask students to show their understanding.April 23, 2012 - Education WeekAs schools rewrite curricula, the timing is right for UDL, RTI, according to experts.April 23, 2012 - Education WeekEnglish-Learners will have to go beyond the fundamentals and master 'academic language,' experts say.April 23, 2012 - Education Week