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CCSS Update: Volume II, Issue 34, Nov. 21, 2013

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

New Resources

Common Core Search Database Now Available from the CDE

The California Department of Education (CDE) has made available Common Core Search, a new online searchable database that will permit stakeholders at all phases of implementation to easily access the high-quality resources they need to support local implementation efforts. The database allows users to employ filters and a keyword search to quickly find the resources they are seeking. Common Core Search currently offers hundreds of resources that have been reviewed for quality. More resources will be added as they become available.

CCSS Resources Available on the California State PTA Web Site

The California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has made available many resources for parents to learn more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support their child’s achievement of the standards. The California State PTA CCSS Web page External link opens in new window or tab. includes frequently asked questions, presentations, a parents’ guide, links to additional resources, and articles of interest. You can also find resources and information for parents on the Students/Parent tab of the CDE CCSS Web Page and the National PTA Web site External link opens in new window or tab.. To read comments from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You regarding parent involvement, please visit the CDE News Release Web page.

CCSESA Releases Common Core Leadership Planning Guide

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has released the first edition of the Common Core Leadership Planning Guide External link opens in new window or tab. to offer support and recommendations around ten key areas for implementing the CCSS. Developed in collaboration with numerous California implementation partners, CCSESA will keep this document updated as new developments in CCSS implementation occur.

CCSS Publications Still Available to Purchase

The CCSS publications for Mathematics (Item #001741, $17.95 each) and for English Language Arts and Literacy (Item #001740, $15.95 each) are still available for purchase. You may order the publications from the CDE Press by phone at 1-800-995-4099 or by mail by completing the Order Form (PDF). If you have any questions about ordering these publications, please contact the CDE Press by phone at 916-445-1260 or by e-mail at

Opportunity to Participate

CCSS Symposium for Special Educators Live Broadcast Invitation

You are invited to join a live broadcast of the CCSS Symposium for Special Educators, sponsored by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division, on December 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The in-person meeting has reached maximum capacity. More information about the event, including registration for the live broadcast and the agenda, may be found on the California Services for Technical Assistance and Training CCSS Web page [Registration for this event is now closed]. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation notice and the link to the live Webinar. [To view an archive of recorded sessions, please visit the CDE Common Core Resources for Special Education Web page.]


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