Common Core State Standards

  • The Council of the Great City Schools has long been an advocate for shared standards across districts to set high expectations for students and enable districts to leverage resources so that students achieve them.

    The Common Core State Standards resulted from the work led by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA). These standards build on the foundation laid by states and are research- and evidence-based, aligned with college and career expectations, rigorous and internationally benchmarked. Council members provided feedback through the development process.

    The Council has received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assist the Council in supporting member districts implementing these standards. Strategic support will address:
    • Change management and strategic communication
    • Building awareness and capacity at the district and community level
    • Development of tools to implement standards for all students
    • Pilot-testing and coordination of tools
    • Providing tools to measure progress in implementing the Common Core State Standards

    For more information about Common Core State Standards

    CLICK HERE for the Council of the Great City Schools Common Core Project