What Is Common Core, And Does It Make Sense? | KCUR

What Is Common Core, And Does It Make Sense?

Nov 21, 2013

Common Core is the latest trend in classroom curriculum, but not everyone’s convinced that it’s better than previous plans. For each new education strategy, schools have to change gears and adapt—and that’s easier said than done.

The Blue Valley and North Kansas City school districts are adapting to the new Common Core standards for classroom learning.
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On Thursday's Up to Date, we talk about what makes this plan different and how local school districts are adjusting.


  • Jeremy Anderson, president of the Education Commission of the States
  • Tanya Merrigan, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Blue Valley School District
  • Rochel Daniels, director of curriculum and professional development for the North Kansas City School District