For background on the state standards, see this post. The standards were authored by David Coleman, Founder and CEO , Student Achievement Partners and Jason Zimba.
Author – Common Core State Standards
Founder and CEO – Student Achievement Partners
David Coleman is founder and CEO of Student Achievement Partners, LLC, an organization that assembles leading thinkers and researchers to design actions to substantially improve student achievement. Most recently, he and Jason Zimba of Student Achievement Partners played a lead role in developing the Common Core State Standards in math and literacy. The two also founded the Grow Network – acquired by McGraw-Hill in 2005 – which has become the nation’s leader in assessment reporting and customized instructional materials.
Coleman spent five years at McKinsey & Company, where his work focused on health care, financial institutions, and pro bono service to education. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Yale University, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.
Listen to Author of CCSS: ELA and Math
In this first video, Coleman has a rambling intro. But he gets going at about the 6 or 7 minute mark.