Forty-six states plus the District of Columbia have pledged to use the Common Core standards, and all but five states are involved in collaborative efforts to develop related assessments. Yet while supporters see Common Core as a watershed, much needs to go right for the initiative to bear fruit. What are the key questions journalists need to ask?
Moderator: Fawn Johnson, correspondent for National Journal
• Cherry Boyles, instructional supervisor for Washington County Schools, Springfield, Ky.
• Gov. Jack Markell, State of Delaware
• Andrew Porter, professor of education and dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania
• Kathleen Porter-Magee, senior director of the High Quality Standards Program at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute