Standards-based Reform

The movement toward Common Core State Standards is an important step forward in education reform. But more emphasis is needed on long-term investment in teaching and learning, supports to stabilize struggling schools, community engagement, and measures of effectiveness that go beyond test scores.

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Warren Simmons and Sheryl Petty

The standards-based, market-driven reforms favored over the last four years by federal education policy address important needs – but to achieve meaningful reform at scale, a broader, more equitable approach is needed.

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Tina Trujillo and Michelle Renée

Current federal school turnaround policy has not achieved the desired results – more emphasis is needed on investment in teaching and learning, supports to struggling schools, community engagement, and broader assessments.