The Ins and Outs of the Common Core State Standards

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 11:00am
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This month, the ICW monthly webinar is being replaced by a webinar on the Common Core State Standards. This webinar originally aired on June 3rd and is available to download below. If you have any question or concerns, please contact Caitlin Ward at or (202) 463-3171.

ICW and the Coalition for a College and Career Ready America conducted a webinar on the recently released final Common Core State Standards on June 3rd. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Currently, every state has its own set of academic standards, meaning public education students at the same grade level in different states may be expected to achieve at different levels. The Common Core will allow states to share information effectively and help provide all students with an equal opportunity for an education that will prepare them to go to college or enter the workforce, regardless of where they live. 


Watch the archived webinar

Download background materials


Speakers included:

  • Stephanie Shipton, policy analyst on Common Core State Standards Initiative, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
  • Lucille Davy, senior advisor, James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Scott Palmer, managing partner, Education Counsel
  • Arthur J. Rothkopf, senior vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce