REL West Research Digest


October 2012

With the clock ticking toward 2014/15 implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), state and local education agencies across West Region states—Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah—are working hard to prepare educators and education systems for the big conceptual and practical shifts called for by the standards.

To bolster this effort, more than 200 participants representing a wide range of California stakeholder groups gathered on August 14–15, 2012, for an event designed to deepen their understanding of the CCSS; develop a good sense of their own district’s challenges, assets, and next steps; and foster intra- and interagency collaboration on strategies to implement standards.

Collaborating for Success: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in California drew teams from 31 districts, 12 county offices of education, and a number of support organizations and foundations. Read more about the event, and learn how to access videos and materials from the conference, in this issue of the REL West Research Digest.

The digest also includes highlights from two 2012 webinars on implementing the Common Core State Standards and links to recommended Common Core resources.