Will Early Childhood Experts Lead a Sea Change on Common Core Implementation?

Patrick Riccards, Darren Burris, Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Randi Weingarten

Early childhood professionals, led by Nancy Carlsson-Paige, have found their voices on Common Core aligned with that of a strong ally: AFT president, Randi Weingarten. The two have teamed to re-frame the thinking about Common Core implementation at the PreK-2 level, but the implications of the discussion they are starting could extend to the higher grades as well.

Discuss: #commoncore and #CCSS

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November 22, 2013
Episode Guests
Nancy Carlsson-Paige is a professor of education at Lesley University. Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers. Patrick Riccards has been a communications and policy expert for 20 years and blogs for Eduflack. Darren Burris is a PARCC Educator Leader Fellow for Massachusetts and a member of the state’s Model Curriculum Development Team.
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