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    1. Common Core in 2014: Districts' Perceptions, Progress, and Challenges | The Fordham Institute

      Common Core in 2014: Districts' Perceptions, Progress, and Challenges | The Fordham Institute

      Amid wavering public approval and mounting political opposition, how is Common Core actually going on the ground? A new report released by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) today sheds light on a wide range of issues, including district perceptions of the standards themselves, implementation progress, and common challenges to date.

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    2. "Deeper Learning" Improves Student Outcomes. But What Is It? | Huffington Post

      "Deeper Learning" Improves Student Outcomes. But What Is It? | Huffington Post

      “Deeper learning” combines a focus on in-depth academic knowledge and skills -– and tends to embrace the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards –- with the belief that students must also master communication skills, learn to collaborate effectively, and own, manage and justify their own learning to be truly college and career ready. 

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    3. Making Sense of Common-Core Resistance | EdWeek Teacher

      Making Sense of Common-Core Resistance | EdWeek Teacher

      It's not shocking that so many adults in the United States shy away from the phrase "Common core." The name connotes conspiracy theories, political talk shows (and screaming), and 140-character Twitter arguments. According to a recent poll, 60 percent of U.S. adults oppose the Common Core State Standards. 

      But of those 60%, how many do you suppose have heard or seen a common-core success story?

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