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What's new this year? Common Core


Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards from CGCS Video Maker on Vimeo.

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards is one of the most significant opportunities to improve public education in our time. The standards can lead to better instruction. They don’t dictate how teachers should teach, but they do provide clear goals. They leave flexibility for educators’ expertise and creativity and the room to apply new understandings of teaching and learning as they are discovered.

Sure there are challenges, but we know that Common Core State Standards will ultimately benefit all students and lead us to an education system that will help ensure that all our students get an education that prepares them to think critically, solve problems, and attain global competence.

View the NEA Common Core State Standards Toolkit

These resources are designed to give educators the tools they will need to effectively prepare for the implementation of Common Core State Standards.

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Raise Your Hand for Public Education

NEA is issuing a renewed call to action—Raise Your Hand—a national initiative to mobilize educators, parents, and community leaders who share our commitment to ensuring the success of all our students.

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