For Teachers

Common Core Standards

TheCommon Core State Standardsprovide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.

FREE Common Core Digital Resources

The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has introduced a new version of FREE, which is powered by the Learning Registry—an open database for sharing digital learning resources. It runs on a custom version of WordPress, an open source content management system. The new FREE incorporates a responsive design to best serve customers who access FREE from mobile devices.

The new FREE is a work in progress, as the DOE is mapping more and more resources to national and state standards and envisions adding more social features to the site in the future.