Common Core State Standards: A Funder's Guide to Understanding Their Development and Impact in K-12 Schools

Jun 01, 2013
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Announced in 2009 and subsequently adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia, the Common Core State Standards represent a new blueprint for what students in virtually every corner of the country will learn in English language arts (ELA) and literacy as well as mathematics. This guide--the first in a series by Grantmakers for Education--lays out the history of the Common Core, describes what changes it is bringing to public schools, and outlines challenges and opportunities funders should watch for in the work ahead.