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Understanding the Common Core
The New York State Department of Education has many resources for parents to learn about the Common Core learning standards, assessments and curriculum modules.  These resources can be accessed on the EngageNYwebsite.
The Common Core Learning Standards
New York State Board of Regents adopted the Common Core Learning Standards in 2011.  Significantly, the Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in history, social studies, science and technical subjects is an integrated model of literacy. 
 
This interdisciplinary approach requires teachers in all content areas to incorporate literacy into their instructional practices.  The Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics blends the understanding of concepts, computation, fluency, applied practice and abstract reasoning.
 
Web Resources for Understanding the Common Core