• Common Core helps move students from passive learners to critical thinkers who are college and career ready.” Bobbi Jo Kenyon, 2012-2013 Michigan Teacher of the Year Read More
  • We must hold students to the highest standards possible, and the Common Core helps teachers do this." Concetta Lewis, Detroit teacher, America Achieves Teacher Fellow Read More
  • The Common Core prepares my students for today’s global marketplace." Troy VanderLaan, U.S. History teacher, East Kentwood Read More
  • For me, nothing is more important than preparing our young people for the challenges of tomorrow.” Brian Cloyd, VP Global Corporate Community Relations, Steelcase Read More

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Article: “Strong assessment tests are key to strong schools”

This article is featured in the May 22nd, 2014 issue of the The Detroit News.  It makes an argument for…

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Bi-Partisan Survey Finds Broad Majority Support for Common Core State Standards

In a poll released on March 24, 2014, the Collaborative for Student Success reported that 64% of informed Americans and…

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Article: Kill Common Core and someone will still try to indoctrinate your children

Michael Brickman, from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, wrote the following article for The Daily Caller in which he supports…

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Article: Bill Gates: Commend Common Core

In this article, Bill Gates explains why education reform is the “best way to fix school for our kids”.  Click…

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Article: Students find meaning in Common Core curriculum

Read one Michigan teacher’s account of how the Common Core State Standards are helping her students to understand what they…

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation report on the Common Core State Standards

This month, the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber and ICW released a great report on Common Core and college and career…

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Article: 7 Common Core questions

The majority of students in this country live in a state which has adopted the Common Core State Standards.  This…

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Article: Michigan’s next steps in the implementation of Common Core.

A discussion of Michigan’s next steps in choosing a state assessment which is aligned with the Common Core State Standards….

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Michigan Coalition for High Student Standards applauds state leaders. House action today is a win for Michigan students, educators and families.

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (October 29, 2013) – Today the Michigan Coalition for High Student Standards celebrates the state House action…

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Time is now to support Michigan’s Common Core

  For nearly three years, Michigan teachers have been hard at work implementing Michigan’s Common Core standards so our students…

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Benefit to Students

Common Core puts more focus on critical thinking and problem solving, the real world skills students need to succeed after high school.
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Why It’s Right for Michigan

According to 2011 national testing, Michigan has fallen to the bottom tier of states in student performance. We need to raise our game.
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Who Supports Common Core

Michigan teachers, principals and administrators, business leaders and parents.
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Teacher Helping Writing Common Core


Answers to some commonly asked questions about the standards.
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Ready for College. Ready for Career. Ready for Life.

Let’s give Michigan students access to the same rigorous math and reading standards as their peers across the country. Let’s prepare them for success after high school.