E-News Bulletins Provide the Latest Information about California's Implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Smarter Balanced Assessments, as well as Developments in Teacher Credentialing

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) produce informative e-newsletters to keep California educators apprised of the latest news and information related to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Smarter Balanced assessments, and teacher credentialing. 

Barbara Murchison (Common Core Systems Implementation Office, CDE) recently told the Fresno Bee that "what teachers will need to successfully transition to Common Core is readily available on the CDE website...The site includes video tutorials and a recommended curriculum for each grade level." She added that "less than 2% of the state's 300,000 teachers subscribe to the state's Common Core information email list". Information on subscribing to this list and others is available below: 

(a) CCSS Update from CDE 
Description: A weekly newsletter with timely information related to CCSS developments and implementation 
To subscribe: Send a blank e-mail message to join-commoncore@mlist.cde.ca.gov 

(b) NGSS Update (CDE) 
Description: A weekly news bulletin with news and information regarding the NGSS 
To subscribe: Send a blank e-mail message to join-ngss@mlist.cde.ca.gov 

(c) Smarter Balanced Update (CDE) 
Description: A bimonthly report covering current and upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) activities 
To subscribe: Send a blank e-mail message to subscribe-sbac@mlist.cde.ca.gov 

(d) PSD News (CTC) 
Description: A regular (often 3-4 times monthly) newsletter on matters related to teacher credentialing from the Professional Services Division (PSD) of CTC (www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/
To subscribe: Send an email message to psd-news-subscribe@lists.ctc.ca.gov