Although California has certainly been at the forefront of embracing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and much of the CCSS negativity in other parts of the county are largely absent in the Golden State, there are a number of other states that are doing some great work both in Common Core implementation as well as communication. Here we focus on a video series from Idaho focused on mathematics implementation of CCSS.
One video does an excellent job at explaining the difference between standards and curriculum. Other videos in the series walk through each grade and illustrate how the Common Core encourages students of all ages to use the math strategies that work best for them. There are also a number of testimonials from educators to the power of the Common Core.