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Spanish Translation of Common Core Standards Makes Debut

California educators working on translating the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts into Spanish have finished much of their work and are making the translations available to their colleagues around the country.

The Common Core en EspaƱol Project was led by the San Diego County Office of Education and done with support from the California Department of Education and the Council of the Chief State School Officers.

In addition to translations, the educators and language scholars have also written "linguistic augmentations" to address differences between English/language arts and Spanish/language arts, such as the use of accents. They also provide Spanish translations of the new common core English/language arts and mathematics standards specifically for California educators.

California's translations also cover the state's standards for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. These are also available on the state education agency's common core website.

The translations are labeled as first-edition drafts, so it's possible that the team will still be doing some fine-tuning. There are a few other efforts underway to provide translations of the common standards, including one being undertaken in New York state.

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