September 3, 2013: The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) has launched a month-long, parent-focused digital ad campaign on the issues that are critical to the success of Common Core: adequate resources for technology, textbooks, and materials; ongoing training and support for educators; and community awareness of the changes taking place and how student test scores will be affected.
The Common Core State Standards were developed by state education leaders—in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and education experts—as a new way of learning reading and math, emphasizing critical thinking skills and real world applications. Common Core is being fully implemented across Maryland for the first time during the 2013-14 school year.
“Although Common Core presents exciting opportunities for teaching and learning, we must make sure that all students are getting more from the Core,” said MSEA President Betty Weller. “To be successful, we need to focus on more student support, more educator training and resources, and more community awareness,” said Weller.
There are three things we can do now to make sure that our students, educators, and communities get more from the Core, according to Weller:
Watch the More from the Core video and learn about the campaign at marylandeducators.org/commoncore.
Sample tweet: @marylandeducators starts #morefromthecore campaign about what needs to happen for #CommonCore to succeed in MD: http://bit.ly/195xekG