The #CommonCore Project
How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education
#commoncore Project examines the intense debate around the Common Core State Standards education reform as it played out on Twitter. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the major education policy initiative of our generation, seeks to strengthen education systems across the United States through a set of specific and challenging education standards. Once enjoying bipartisan support, the controversial Standards have become the epicenter of a heated national debate about this approach to educational improvement. By studying the Twitter conversations about the Common Core, we shed light on the ways that social media—enabled social networks are influencing the political discourse that, in turn, produces public policy.