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ERIC Number: ED564597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-19
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
"Common Core Implementation Best Practices"
Martin, Carmel
Center for American Progress
This document presents the testimony of Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, delivered at the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. In this statement, Martin began by saying that The Center for American Progress believes that this is the biggest education reform in decades. If done well, the present reform effort will lead to dramatic improvements in educational opportunities. Such opportunities, are essential to building a strong middle class and creating an economy that works for all, not just those at the top. In her statement, Martin applauded New York as a leader on some aspects of implementation but pointed out that efforts have not been consistent across the state. Several areas that the Center for American Progress believes the state of New York's leaders must aggressively tackle in order to make that translation from standards to effective instruction include: (1) An investment in professional development; (2) Time for teachers to collaborate and learn new ways to adjust instruction to meet the challenge of the new standards; (3) An aggressive campaign to engage teachers and parents around the value of the standards and the changes required to implement them; and (4) Tools to enrich instruction. Martin reminded the panel that these initiatives will require all of the leaders across the state to come together, move forward, listen closely to the advice of classroom leaders, namely teachers, as well as parents so they can provide students with the critical supports necessary to be successful. Martin concluded her testimony by saying that while it is appropriate to expect more of children and educators, we must also expect more from policy leaders to deliver resources and supports needed to translate standards into instruction, and help engage parents while helping them understand the goals behind the standards. [This testimony was presented before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel (Feb 19, 2014).]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress
Identifiers - Location: New York