EKU faculty member appointed to common core think tank

RICHMOND, Ky. – An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Learning First Alliance’s Get It Right Practitioner Think Tank.

Dr. Dorie Combs, a professor in retirement transition in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is among approximately 30 education leaders across the U.S. selected for one component of a two-part effort by the Alliance to address a small set of high-priority, specific challenges to successful implementation and communication around college and career-ready standards.

According to Combs, the Alliance believes that Common Core state standards have the potential to transform teaching and learning and provide all children with knowledge and skills necessary for success in the global community. It has called on policymakers to allow more time to identify and share best practices on implementation.

Combs has participated in webinars and podcasts related to the alignment of P-12 content standards and, with EKU colleague Dr. Ginni Fair, is co-editor of Meet Me at the Commons: A Field Guide to the Common Core Standards in Higher Education. She was nominated to the Alliance position by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

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