The Common Core: NYC’s Department of Education and the New York State Education Department Bringing It Back to the Classroom

Thursday, November 10, 2011 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Adopting the Common Core Curriculum Standards was a central piece of New York State’s successful Race to the Top application, which brought $700 million federal dollars to support school reform in New York. But adopting the standards was only a first step. Now New York must transform them into rigorous curricula that will position students for success in college and careers. And it must ensure that teachers throughout the state have ready access to the curricula, professional development to help them make the transition to it; related materials for students in their classrooms; and assessments that help them improve their teaching and thus their students’ achievement. The state has enlisted the help and participation of every school district in this immense undertaking.
Learn more about implementation of the common core and how one district – New York City (the state’s and nation’s largest school district) – has taken a leading role in preparing teachers for the new curricula and the changes they will bring.


  • Their visions for using the common core standards to improve instruction
  • Specific ways in which the City and the State are working together
  • Aligning teacher and principal evaluation to the Common Core
  • How parents and the broader public can support implementation of the Common Core as a way to improve schools and student achievement
Part of Philanthropy New York's Back to School Series. A Philanthropy Connects program, sponsored by the Donors' Education Collaborative.



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