For some time now, teachers and other educators like you have been working hard to develop and implement curricula that will bring the new Illinois Learning Standards to life in your classrooms.

Yet, even as you have been steeped in this process, research indicates that the vast majority of parents are not familiar in the new standards. The good news is that those who are well informed also overwhelmingly support the transition and implementation.

As the primary source of information for most families about their children's education, the resources offered below are meant to help you explain the new standards. Educator-specific talking points, sharable materials describing the new Illinois Learning Standards, and examples of lessons should all help clarify the new standards for parents.

Peoria, IL teachers from PSD 150 describe what Common Core math looks like in the classroom.
This video by the Council of the Great City Schools explains how the Common Core will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.
This video by the national PTA features teachers talking about how they feel about the new standards.