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State Departments’ Common Core Toolkit

The Foundation has developed this toolkit to help state departments of education and state lawmakers communicate these changes and address questions and concerns about the standards’ impact and opportunities for students and educators.

Please email to request more information on our “State Departments’ Common Core Toolkit.”


Communications Checklist


Common Misconceptions

Sample Q&A

Examples of the Standards:

Old Standards v. Common Core:

More Voices on Common Core:

Common Core Resources:


Letter from Commissioner to Educators

Letter from Commissioner to Parents

Opinion Editorials


NOTE: ExcelinEd is developing state-specific examples to compare and explain the differences between states’ traditional standards and the Common Core. Examples from Arizona are now available. Check back soon to find examples from your state on our State of Reform page.