The following is a roundup of news and opinions weve read about the Common Core State Standards over the last week. The Council of Great City Schools has released a report on how the biggest school districts have been rolling out the Common Core. Theres some interesting information on how districts are helping teachers get ready. This History Tech blog highlights some new resources from the National Council for the Social Studies that can help social studies teachers incorporate more literature and reading instruction into the classroom. A Colorado teacher encourages her colleagues to think less about the or in the Common Core debate (either nonfiction OR literature), but to think in terms of AND. And lastly, if youre a parent and are looking for some things you can do to help get your kids ready to meet the Common Core standards, check out the Parents section of our new Common Core website.