Common Core: What's Changed for Students and What Parents Need to Know

Judit Moschkovich
Oct 29, 2013 / 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

A New America Media Ethnic Media Telebriefing & Tweet Chat

California joined some 44 other states when it adopted the Common Core standards in 2010. It has since been working to bring public schools across the state into alignment with the new and more rigorous standards. These efforts include revamping curriculums, conducting training sessions for teachers and ensuring that schools have the capacity to administer the new computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments by the deadline of 2014.

Still, three years in and questions loom. What will these changes actually look like for California's 6 million students? How will they impact California's 1.2 million designated English Language Learner students, who make up nearly a quarter of all students enrolled in the state? What can parents do to ensure that their children thrive under the new standards? And will the Common Core live up to its promise of preparing all California students for the demands of the 21st century economy?

New America Media will be hosting a teleconference to media and reporters on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11:00 am PT to learn about what the new standards mean for students in California and what parents need to know to ensure their kids succeed. 

Speakers include:

-Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director, Education Trust-West (

-Iris Taylor, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Sacramento City Unified School District

-Judit Moschkovich, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz and co-chair of mathematics work group for Understanding Language

-Hector Perez-Roman, LAUSD Educator, member of the Teach Plus Common Core working group

Moderated by Peter Schurmann, New America Media

Follow the twitter feed:

WHERE: On Twitter, under the #NAMComCore hashtag
WHO: @NewAmericaMedia, @PSchurmann, @EdTrustWest

This event is invitation only.