Revisited: Do Schools Challenge Our Students?

Although many students still don’t feel like they are being challenged in the classroom, there have been clear instructional improvements associated with standards-based reform.

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Remedial Education

As many as 60 percent of entering college freshmen are placed into remedial education courses to develop skills that they should have learned in high school, at a cost of more than $1 billion annually.

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Reading, Writing, and the Common Core State Standards

Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.

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Math Matters

Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.

REPORT

Teacher Leadership: The Pathway to Common Core Success

Several school districts throughout the country are empowering teachers to lead the way to successful implementation of the Common Core.

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Teacher Leadership

A new CAP report highlights six districts that are using teacher leadership and labor-management collaboration to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards.

REPORT

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Next-Generation Accountability Systems

States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.

REPORT

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The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity

Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity.

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Better Serving the Children of Our Servicemen and Women

The Common Core State Standards will provide military-connected children—who often change schools frequently as their parents move from duty station to duty station—with more consistent and high-quality education.

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