Kentucky will serve as the demonstration state of a new initiative led by Learning Forward to create a statewide, comprehensive professional learning system to support educators as they implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new student assessments.
Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Utah and Washington will contribute to the development of the system’s tools and strategies as critical friend states and learn from Kentucky’s challenges and accomplishments.
With support from lead funder the Sandler Foundation, Learning Forward will provide coaching and technical assistance to Kentucky and host meetings of the seven states over the next two years of the initiative, Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students: Implementing the Common Core. The resources developed through the initiative will be made available to all states as they implement CCSS.
Kentucky was selected from among several states through a competitive process this fall. The demonstration state and critical friend states had to show a commitment to equity, professional development and substantive change. Read the full story