Monday, November 11, 2013

Common Core Teams with National Education Leader for Expansion


WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 11, 2013) – In response to increasing demand for its rigorous, content-rich curriculum and professional development services, Washington, D.C. based non-profit Common Core, Inc. announced today that Dave Saba, formerly with the National Math Science Initiative (NMSI), has joined the team to provide advice and counsel as the organization begins to roll out a suite of professional development services in early 2014, made possible through its Teachers Guild.
“We are delighted that Dave has chosen to apply his considerable talents to this vital and important work,” said Lynne Munson, Common Core’s President and Executive Director.  “We are committed to making our resources, and the talents of our extraordinarily accomplished team of teacher-writers, widely available.  To do so means we need to look at a variety of delivery systems and partnership opportunities.  Dave’s experience—at ABCTE, Laying the Foundation, and NMSI—gives him a unique perspective and a much needed set of skills to lend to Common Core at this time.”
Common Core has been working in partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and with master teachers and math scholars for more than two years to craft a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics curriculum.  Known as Eureka Math (also called “the EngageNY math curriculum”), the curriculum can be found on Common Core’s website (commoncore.org ).  Saba, who will apply his skills and experience in building national programs, will serve as an advisor through the launch of a suite of professional development offers, including regional trainings and webinars accessible to teachers from across the country.
“We have to give teachers and students the resources and training they need to succeed, which is why I am so excited to work with the team at Common Core,” said Saba, who is principal and founder of the education consulting group, AcceleratingED.  “The response to Eureka Math is just incredible and it is absolutely crucial that we meet that demand to move the needle on student achievement.”
About Common Core
Common Core is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that creates curriculum tools and promotes programs, policies, and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels that provide students with challenging, rigorous instruction in the full range of liberal arts and sciences.  Common Core was established in 2007 and is not affiliated with the Common Core State Standards.

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