Milbrey McLaughlin, Stanford University
This seminar presents findings on the early implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in California. Milbrey McLaughlin reports on interviews with educators in all regions of the state, and on their views of how implementation is proceeding in their schools and districts. She reviews some of the key challenges that local educators identify as they move forward with CCSS implementation, and highlights areas where districts, schools, and counties will require more or different support as they continue their implementation efforts. McLaughlin concludes with some observations on the current state of implementation in California, and what it will take to ensure that implementation of the CCSS leads to lasting improvements in the quality of teaching and learning in California’s schools.