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5 Questions on the Common Core
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kids have vocabulary homework, and this fall parents do, too. Their term? Common Core State Standards. Developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the set of voluntary K-12 education standards for language arts and math was intended to create uniform expectations for U.S. students, but implementation—as of press time, it’s in use in 43 states and D.C.—has proved controversial. Maria Ferguson, director of the Center on Education Policy at GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, sat down with GW Magazine to explain the policy beneath the politics.

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CEP Releases District Survey Results on Common Core Standards
Friday, October 10, 2014

The Center on Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University has released the first in a series of reports on district implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), based on a national survey of school districts in states that had adopted CCSS when the survey was administered in the spring 2014.

Dean Michael J. Feuer Ph.D.

It is an exciting time to be part of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development as we debate and engage in some of our nation's most important policy issues. Here, we believe that education has been and will continue to be the single greatest contributor to the public good and the nation's future. I'm looking forward to meeting and discussing these critical topics with you.

Dean Michael J. Feuer Ph.D.

 

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