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
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
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.
This post originally appeared on the Collaborative
Full disclosure: Eduflack has worked with the Learning First Alliance and many of its member organizations over the years.