Common Core

common-core-featureThe League monitors the implementation of the common core by attending school LCAP meetings, talking with teachers and parents, and by holding community information gathering “Conversations”with stakeholders at the Albany Library during the school year.



US Department of Education’s #GoOpen – Press release from October 2015 about open license use of materials created by Department grant funds.  Links to pages in the US Department of Education on right sidebar.

Next Generation Science Standards – Look at their standards, plus the hows and whys, from the National Science Teachers Association

California Approves More Civic Learning – Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has made civic engagement one of her highest priorities.

Center on Technology and Disability – Articles on accomodations for testing and much more.  Search “Common Core” for a list of their links.

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies – These standards include civics, economics, geography and history.

California Department of Education Common Core – Information and links to common core standards sites.  Also Smarter Balance Assessment description with trial questions.

California Frameworks –  This is the main pages for curriculum information.


ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law  Video, from March 2016, explaining our soon to be implemented Every Student Succeeds Act.

What’s the Case for the Common Core?” Chris Hayes talks with Randi Weingarten, President American Federation of Teachers, and Sabrina Joy Stevens, founder of Integrity in Education, about the controversy over Common Core. A little bit of history  created in May 2014.

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.  John King announces guidance to states to help reduce testing, posted 2-2-16.

Common Core Explained in 3 Minutes


The Nation’s Report Card – This report on math & reading  achievement is put out by the National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP, through the United States Department of  Education.  More information.



Tough Love to Charter Schools – A US News Report regarding DeVos speech to the Charter School Community.

NAACP Task Force on Quality Education Report – This is the study that resulted from the NAACP’s Resolution on a Moratorium on Charter Schools in October 2016.  The full report dated July 2017, can be accessed here.  More information here – NAACP Education.