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Monday, November 18, 2013

As we move ahead with the common core, we are going to have to rethink how literacy "looks." To start us on this journey here is some baseline information. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.


7 reasons why states should embrace the Common Core State Standards 

"A common standard does not mean a 'watered-down' standard," writes North Carolina-based principal Steven Weber. "Standards are the 'what' and curriculum is the 'how.' The 'how' may look different in each classroom, but the standards are the same." In a guest Whole Child Blog post, Weber explains how the Common Core State Standards can help educators reach a shared goal. He provides seven specific reasons why the standards are beneficial and should be supported. Read on.