PACE Event

Finding Common Ground

What Common Core Standards Mean for English-Language Learners, Teachers, and Tests

Journalists gather in Los Angeles to learn about how California districts and other states are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards, an event co-sponsored by PACE and the Education Writers Association.

Demanding more rigorous and complex learning, the Common Core presents special challenges for English learners, who now experience lots of didactic, simple instruction under current accountability systems.

The L.A. seminar brings together 30 journalists with four district superintendents and other experts who will detail new classroom practices, early efforts to acquaint teachers, and how Common Core may drive comprehensive efforts to improve California's accountability regime.

Participants include:

Moderated by David N. Plank, Executive Director, PACE