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Carmel Martin

Carmel Martin

Exec. VP, Center for American Progress and Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Education
Carmel Martin is the executive vice president for policy at American Progress. She manages policy across issue areas and is a key member of CAP’s executive team. Before joining American Progress, Martin was the assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the Department of Education. In this position, she led the department’s policy and budget development activities and served as a senior advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Prior to coming to the Department of Education, Martin served as general counsel and deputy staff director for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. She also previously worked at American Progress as the associate director for domestic policy, and in the Senate as chief counsel and senior policy adviser to former Sen. Jeff Bingaman and special counsel to former Sen. Tom Daschle.

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The Center for American Progress believes that this is the biggest education reform in decades. If done well, it will lead to dramatic improvements in educational opportunities.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Fact sheets on states implementing the Common Core.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Common Core helps address inequity in education by ensuring all students are taught to the same high standards and held to the same rigorous expectations.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jeffrey Brown talks to Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute and Carmel Martin of the Center for American Progress about the backlash behind the standards, and the debate that lies ahead.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Although no state has implemented the standards perfectly, there are many examples of best practices to help states course correct where needed without compromising the integrity of the Common Core or the benefits it will have for students. Building on these best practices, CAP recommends that states and districts focus their efforts on nine critical steps required to effectively translate standards into high-quality instruction.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Despite the keenness for the CCSS and forthcoming tests, there are a number of likely challenges to the new standards and assessment systems. The purpose of this report is to outline some of these key challenges and offer suggestions for state and federal policymakers to mitigate them.

Thursday, April 17, 2014