How can teachers help parents understand the common core?

09/9/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Educators have a responsibility to inform parents and community members about the Common Core State Standards, asserts Kristen Swanson, senior educational technology leader for BrightBytes and a founder of the Edcamp movement. In this blog post, she lists three things that parents and others should know about the standards: they are more rigorous than most state standards; the goal is to prepare students for college and career; and they are not a federal mandate.

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