Education Department Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss to Join Superintendents in Discussion on the Common Core

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U.S. Department of Education Chief of Staff Joanne Weiss will participate in a panel discussion on the Common Core state standards hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Thursday, Jan. 10, in Washington, D.C.

The panel, entitled, “Common Core: What’s Next for School Systems,” will be moderated by Frederick M. Hess, resident scholar and the director of education policy studies at AEI. Other panelists will include: Eric J. Becoats, superintendent of North Carolina’s Durham Public Schools; John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District; Elizabeth Celania-Fagen, superintendent of Colorado’s Douglas County School District; and David Coleman, president and CEO of the College Board.

The Common Core standards have been developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and other education leaders to provide a framework to prepare students for success in college and careers. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

The discussion at AEI will focus on what it will take for school systems to adopt the Common Core effectively, with an emphasis on how educators may make the fullest use of new instructional tools, direct teaching and administrative talent toward positive impacts on student learning, and ensure that the Common Core complements and does not conflict with current reform efforts already underway in districts.

To register for the event or to watch the live-streamed event online, please click here. For more information, contact Lauren Aronson at (202) 862-5904, or [email protected].