Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Welcome to the Common Core Standards Links Blog

The Common Core State Standards, a nationwide initiative, are to replace the current state standards and frameworks that vary state to state.

Here's what the standards do:

1. Let parents, teachers and students know what they are going to learn.
2. Contain real world applications.
3. Help students to be successful in their college and working careers.
4. Ensure that each community in the United States can compete globally.

Today's link is: Common Core State Standards Initiative Home

Each week the Common Core Standards Links blog will summarize an important link for teacher, parents and other community members can use to better understand the new Common Core State Standards that will take effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. For most educators that means there are going to be big curriculum changes coming this August.

This blog is here to help.

Note that 
Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, & Virginia have opted out from participating in the nationwide change of school standards.