Louisiana Gets Ready for Common Core Implementation

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As the Common Core Rolls Out All Over the Country, Louisiana Prepares for State-Wide Implementation

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Louisiana will begin Common Core implementation at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, leaving behind the GLEs for core subjects, the state’s current academic standards.

Despite the ongoing controversy that has accompanied the biggest education initiative in 30 years, the Common Core Standards have been adopted in most states, with a handful already undertaking full-scale implementation. And while many states are scheduling implementation for the 2013-2014 school year, educators in Louisiana will begin Common Core implementation at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, leaving behind the GLEs for core subjects, the state’s current academic standards.

“Common Core implementation in Louisiana, as in other states, means that schools will be setting a higher set of expectations for their students,” says Curtis Linton, vice president of School Improvement Network, a professional development company that is pioneering Common Core training. “States that have begun Common Core implementation early are already seeing signs of improvement in student performance. It’s an exciting time for educators in America.”

The Common Core Standards are a set of educational benchmarks developed by leaders in education and the National Governors Association and have been adopted in 45 states. Rather than impose curriculum on schools, the Common Core sets student performance standards that slowly build upon themselves year after year. As early as Kindergarten, students will begin developing the basic skills that will make them college and career ready.

Each state has leeway to redraft the Standards as it sees fit, but as a whole, national Common Core implementation will establish a relatively uniform set of standards across the country, making it easier for families to move their children between schools and creating new opportunities for collaboration between educators all over the country.

To learn more about the Common Core Standards, visit School Improvement Network’s Common Core website.

To learn more about how to implement the Common Core Standards, sign up for a free 30-day trial of Common Core 360, School Improvement Network’s online Common Core training platform.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based, online professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, online professional development platform PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360 (a Common Core implementation tool), School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/.

About Common Core 360
Common Core 360 answers the questions that 3.4 million teachers are asking about how to make the Standards work in their classroom every day. Common Core 360 gives administrators, teachers, and instructional coaches the necessary resources and training to achieve Common Core Implementation and turn State Standards into measurable student achievement. The unique Common Core training, expert analysis, and real classroom examples of putting the Standards into practice will empower any educator to implement the Common Core Standards. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/products/common-core-360/.

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