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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Palo Alto Unified School District is proud of its long history of success: our students are encouraged to excel in a rigorous academic environment. Ongoing efforts with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) challenge us to examine current instructional practices as we work to provide even higher levels of engagement and choice for our students. Successful implementation of the CCSS also requires a more robust use of evidence to support our collective efforts at improvement.

With the expertise of our teachers, we are well positioned to learn and grow together as we continue to implement the CCSS. We view the standards as an opportunity to increase levels of innovation and to explore new possibilities for challenging each of our students, so that they will have the knowledge and skills they need to enter an ever-changing world.

California Department of Education - Common Core State Standards