National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

For A New Initiative To Engage Higher Education In Implementation Of The Common Core

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2012
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This grant would create a framework to guide state policymakers and postsecondary leaders in implementing and cultivating support for deeper learning and the Common Core standards. The project also will increase higher education’s involvement in areas such as assessment of students’ readiness for credit-bearing courses and increasing teachers’ capacity to teach the standards.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.nga.org 
Address
444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC, 20001-1572, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for development of an issue brief and toolkit for policymakers to support Common Core standards  
The NGA is the membership association of the nation's governors. Its Center for Best Practices will develop an Issue Brief on the Common Core educational standards and a Toolkit to help governors and other state policymakers plan for policies and practices to support the standards; the toolkit will be used as the centerpiece for a series of planned policy forums for state leadership teams in 2011. Historically, policymakers have significantly underestimated the implementation challenges that emerge after enactment of complex policies and -- immediately following an historic change in the political landscape following the 2010 mid-term elections -- incoming leaders will need both orientation and tools to help ensure continuity of the standards movement and to promote its effective implementation. The Common Core standards are a central component of the Education Program's "Deeper Learning" reform agenda.
for a new initiative to engage higher education in implementation of the Common Core  
This grant would create a framework to guide state policymakers and postsecondary leaders in implementing and cultivating support for deeper learning and the Common Core standards. The project also will increase higher education’s involvement in areas such as assessment of students’ readiness for credit-bearing courses and increasing teachers’ capacity to teach the standards.

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