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Common Core State
Standards Policy Initiative


Sacramento, California | July 20, 2010


Meeting Agenda




California’s State Superintendent of Education Jack O’Connell welcomed the 70 attendees at the Common Core State Standards Policy Roundtable, held July 20 in Sacramento. O’Connell said Common Core State Standards, which the state adopted Aug. 2, meet or exceed California’s own rigorous standards. “Every person in this room has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to doing what is best for California’s students,” he said. “ … The adoption and implementation of the common core represents an exciting opportunity to once again demonstrate this commitment and to improve the educational outcomes for each one of California’s students.” The meeting was hosted by CSG and the California Department of Education.
Keith Gayler (center), program director of standards, assessment and accountability for the Council of Chief State School Officers, leads a small group discussion on what challenges California could face during the implementation phase of common core. Attendees mentioned often the need for a consistent, clear message and their desire to bring all groups into the process.
Christopher Cross (standing), senior adviser for the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, leads a small group of attendees in a discussion about what the next steps are in implementing common core.
More than 70 stakeholders attended the Common Core State Standards Policy Roundtable in Sacramento on July 20. The people who attended represented the California Department of Education, higher education, the governor’s office, the state Board of Education, local boards of education and superintendents, parents, teacher unions, legislators and their staff.