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March 06, 2014

Common-Core Debates on the Internet Getting Weird

The Internet can be a great way to spread information, but Common Core State Standards may not be suited for viral social-media sharing.

February 28, 2014

Designing Infographics for Common-Core Instruction

Easel.ly, a website for designing graphics, demonstrates in a blog series how educators can use infographics in aligning reading and literature instruction to the Common Core State Standards.

January 14, 2014

Superintendent Accused of Strong-Arming Teachers to Support Common Core

In another example of the heated controversies still swirling around the Common Core State Standards, a state senator in Mississippi charged last week that a local school district superintendent had threatened to fire teachers for expressing opposition to the Common Core State Standards.

January 13, 2014

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.

November 26, 2013

Ill. Elementary School Tries Subject-Area Assignments

In an Ill. elementary school, students switch classes so teachers can focus on particular subject areas as the school adapts to the Common Core State Standards.

October 07, 2013

Study Finds Teachers Enthusiastic About Common Core

Nearly every teacher in the U.S. now knows about the Common Core State Standards, and 73 percent of math, English, science, and social studies teachers in states that have adopted them say they are enthusiastic about their implementation, according to a new survey.

September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.

August 28, 2013

Close Reading and the 'I Have a Dream' Speech

A presentation expert uses a visual-display tool to analyze the shape and rhetorical patterns in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

August 27, 2013

As School Begins, Common-Core Tensions Flare

Teachers in Huntsville, Ala., have come under fire for distributing "pro common core" handouts at an elementary school open house last week.

June 03, 2013

The Common Core Cooking Comparison

In a piece about local implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Nan Austin of the Modesto Bee opens with an education-jargon-free—yet potentially divisive—explanation of how instruction is changing.

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