CCSS District Implementation Network
A total of 50 school districts have been selected to receive grants of $4,500
each to help with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
for English language arts and mathematics during spring and summer 2012. The money will be used for travel and other costs related to participation in standards workshops that are hosted by Educational Service Districts (ESDs) throughout the state.
Past Workshop Materials
Requirements of Grant Winners
The grants are funded by Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP!), a federal grant program that helps increase the number of low-income students preparing for college. OSPI partnered with the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide these resources. Grant winners are expected to:
- Designate a District CCSS Implementation Team of four to six individuals to participate in this project.
- Attend spring 2012 Content Trainings (regionally delivered). Each ESD will offer two days of math and one day of English language arts training for district content leaders/facilitators at no cost to participants. The content leaders on the district’s identified CCSS team are expected to participate in these offerings.
- Attend CCSS District Team Workshops two, two-day workshops in May and August will engage districts teams in learning opportunities to build a foundational understanding of the CCSS, to consider
the implications on professional learning for educators, and to provide support in creating district-specific implementation plans and identifying the supports needed at the state, regional, and local levels.
- Provide collaborative time for school faculty throughout spring and summer 2012.
- Agree to serve as a resource for other school districts as they build CCSS transition plans (e.g., be available for phone calls, share district implementation plans).
School District Grant Winners
A total of 75 districts applied for the grants. Priority was given to districts with 49.5 percent or more than of its students qualifying for free and reduced-priced meals and to district size so that districts of all sizes were represented.
The selected districts displayed below have established CCSS district implementation teams and exhibit strong commitment by school district leaders to participate in the project in order to smoothly transition their direct to the new standards. Districts selected are from all regions of the state: