Wed, Mar 26, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Students Take First Crack at Common Core Testing

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A student uses an iPad in class.
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A student uses an iPad in class.

California schools began introducing new standardized exams on Tuesday, as part of the new federal Common Core curriculum. It's a big change for K-12 education, but this week's tests don't have huge consequences since the results won't count for evaluating kids or schools until next year. We take a look at the Common Core rollout and what it all means for students, teachers and learning in the state.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Michael Kirst, president of the California State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University
  • Eric Heins, vice president of the California Teacher's Association
  • Kathryn Baron, education reporter for EdSource
  • Kimberly Rodriguez, legislative advocate for the Association of California School Administrators
  • Stan Karp, director of the Secondary Reform Project at the Education Law Center

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