About Commit to the Core

Since the release of the final standards in 2010, a bipartisan mix of organizations representing parents, teachers, business leaders, and other key voices have strongly supported the Common Core State Standards.

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Reproduction of the standards or text within the Common Core State Standards does not require the express stated permission of the National Governors Association or the Council of Chief State School Officers. However, the terms of the Public License must be adhered to.

Latest news

State’s education plan gets well-deserved recognition

JULY 5th, 2017

Kudos to the state Public Education Department: Two progressive nonprofits working to reform public education say that, of the 17 states that have submitted their plans to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), New Mexico is at the top of the list.

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Costs versus education performance in Kentucky

JUNE 10th, 2017

Thanks to a presentation on Common Core State Standards I did on Thursday, I’ve been looking at some financial information that relates to the cost changes for public education in the Common Core era in Kentucky.

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About The Quality of Standards

The Common Core State Standards create a staircase of increasing text complexity, so that students are expected to both develop their skills and apply them to more and more complex texts.

The Common Core State Standards include sample texts that demonstrate the level of text complexity appropriate for the grade level and compatible with the learning demands set out in the standards.

In addition to content coverage, the standards require that students systematically acquire knowledge in literature and other disciplines through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

The expectations of students in the Common Core State Standards are backed by research and the expertise of educators of what is developmentally appropriate for children to know and be able to do in literacy and math in early grades


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