• 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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Video: Republican Governors: Common Core Is a State-Led Effort

In the following video released by the Collaborative for Student Success, three former republican governors explain a State’s role in the…

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Video: Republican Governors Make Case for Common Core

In the following video, three former republic governors argue in support for the Common Core State Standards. Click to view: …

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Article: Common Core advocate to speak at PTA training in Spring Hill

“Tennessee Common Core Leadership Council member Jared Bigham will be a featured speaker during a state parent teachers association leadership…

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Article: Michigan races to replace MEAP

“State education officials are feverishly working to develop a new statewide assessment with less than eight months to go until…

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Article: Common Core Will Improve Education, Most District Chiefs Say

“About two-thirds of district superintendents said they believe the Common Core State Standards will improve the quality of education in…

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Article: State Lawmakers Assert Influence Over Standards

“…state lawmakers are taking steps to claim some of the authority that state boards of education have traditionally held over…

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Article: Maruca: What higher standards mean for the students in my classroom

“The implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards is making a difference in student success beyond the classroom.”  Click…

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Eight-in-Ten K-12 Teachers See Some Benefits of Common Core Curriculum, Finds National University of Phoenix Survey

“A recent national survey from University of Phoenix® College of Education finds that eight-in-ten (81 percent) K-12 teachers cite benefits…

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Article: 9 questions and answers about standardized tests and “Common Core” in Michigan

Answers to some of the questions surrounding The Common Core State Standards and Michigan Student Assessment.  Read the full article…

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

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

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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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FAQs

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.