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

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Los Angeles

Journalists gathered in Los Angeles to learn about how California districts and other states are beginning to implement the Common Core 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 brought together 30 journalists with four district superintendents -- appearing in these video clips -- and other experts who vividly detailed new classroom practices, early efforts to acquaint teachers, and how Common Core may drive comprehensive efforts to improve California's accountability regime.


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