The Common Core Standards-time for us all to get with it!

On the Distinctive Schools website ( ) our webmaster Matt Cullen has placed an impressive presentation developed by The College Board and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  I highly recommend this to all school and school district leaders.  It is based on real data, is real alarming, and really important.  It is one of the best calls-to-action I have seen on the topic, and may be worth sharing with your school, district, or network team.

Link is:

The shift to Common Core Standards will be daunting for schools in many states.  It will get our students in a more competitive mode (globally) and will cause us to serve kids and families with more rigorous, more relevant and more real-world purpose.  The value-proposition for kids coming to and succeeding in school will be stronger.

Take a look at the work, and thanks to The College Board and NASSP for making this work available to us.

Joseph Wise

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