Don’t Rush Opening the New House of Education

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A lot of hard work is being done to prepare California’s teachers, schools and districts for the implementation of Common Core standards, the new assessments that go with them, and the latest iteration of the state’s Academic Performance Index, or API.

“Common Core” is shorthand for core concepts and procedures all statesagree students should master. It builds a national educational model based on state standards so that a child whose parents move, say, from New Jersey to California, can expect to continue schooling without disruption due to differing standards.

We are appreciative of efforts by the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Smarter Balanced Coalition and others to create stronger connections between academic standards, content and assessments. The result will be a better public education system.

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