I found an old webpage today that had the following links on it.  Because of the issues concerning Common Core, I wondered...


From the US DOE website:

Secretary Spellings & Russian Minister Sign MOU;
Secretary Visits Math & Science School in Moscow (May 31, 2006)

Secretary Spellings and Russian Education and Science Minister Andrei Fursenko sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on expanding cooperation and exchanges in the field of education in Moscow, Russia. This Memorandum of Understanding is the first of its kind between the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Excerpts from Secretary Spellings' Remarks at the Closing Session of the G-8
June 2, 2006    
Contact: Chad Colby, Valerie Smith
(202) 401-7693


So I recovered the pages below from the Internet Archive:

Spellings Press Release  June 2, 2006

G-8 Ministerial Meeting on Education - June 2006

Memorandum of Understanding
Expanding Cooperation and Exchanges in the Field of Education (May 31, 2006)

Some currently active links:



And most importantly, I found this article written by somebody else who made the connection between the G8 Summit on Education Cooperation with Russia and Common Core:


Margaret Spellings initiated the Commission on the Future of Higher Education which might be the Commission the people in the video about Common Core were talking about. 

September 2006 - The Future of Higher Education


As a bonus, I also found this report by R.O.P.E.  

Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top:  An Introduction to Marxism 101