I’m no big fan of the Common Core Standards, but they are a reality for most of us.
If teachers are ever in situations where they have to explain them to parents, or if there are parents who want to understand more about them, here are some relatively useful resources:
How Educators Can Address Parents’ Confusion About Common Core is from Mind/Shift.
Common Core for ELLs: Ten things parents should know about the Common Core Standards is from Colorin Colorado.
5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About The Common Core is from The American Enterprise Institute.
The PTA has a series of booklets in English and in Spanish. Go here and scroll down to “The Parents’ Guide To Student Success.”
What Parents Need to Know About Common Core State Standards is from Reading Rockets.
Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards – What Do Parents Need to Know? is from Education Northwest.
In Push For ‘Common’ Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated comes from NPR.
What Should Teachers Tell Parents About The Common Core? is a series of teacher-written commentaries at Education Week Teacher.
A Lesson on the Common Core is a good short and sweat summary of the Common Core for parents. It’s by Jessica Lahey, and appeared in The New York Times.
The official Common Core Standards site unveiled a new design in an effort to make it more accessible and understandable to parents.
NBC Education Nation “Parent Toolkit”
Homework Helper: Math Tips for the Common Core is a series of short videos designed to help parents understand…math and the Common Core.
You can see all my parent engagement-related “Best” lists here.