*"Fulfilling the Promise of the Common core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability."*downloadable from http://educore.ascd.org/resource/Download/1d60f46d-b786-41d1-b059-95a7c4eda420

This article realistically describes the current issues that confront districts and teachers. Educators are unclear about focusing instruction. Not enough opportunity for school leadership to learn and understand the standards and their potential for changing the learning and teaching paradigm. Because of this teachers are 'charging ahead' with short-cut methods such as correlating verbiage to state standards ignoring the level of rigor, mastery, and depth of change needed to meet the expectations of college and career readiness in the Common Core Standards.

Excellent article but I realize that full implementation of Common Core will take some time to happen. All the ducks are scattered about...it will take some time to get them all in a row.

Now that we've started our own shifting of reading and math instruction, is it working for you and your students. More Rigor? More Relevancy? Close reading?

**Common Core: 7 Recommendations for Effective Implementation**. David Nagel. 11.1.12.

*The Journal - Transforming Education through Technology*

http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/11/01/common-core-7-recommendations-for-effective-implementation.aspx?admgarea=News1