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Friday Roundup: 21st-Century Skills, Reading Programs

A couple of curriculum-related bits for you this morning:

• We told you recently that the Partnership for 21st Century Skills was moving in with the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Checker Finn weighs in on this in the organization's weekly newsletter. (Hint: he doesn't have buckets of love to heap on P21. Along with a list of others, Finn's been critical of P21's ideas, arguing that they shortchange knowledge in the push for skills.)

• An interesting bit of research surfaced the other day that carries a disappointing message for how well supplemental reading programs can help struggling adolescents.

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