Common Core is coming. What is it?

Oak Park District 97 parents, others hear about Common Core standards – Oak Leaves.

First, less remediation:

First, we want to see less remediation happening,” [consultant] said, referring to students who end up having to take remedial courses after high school graduation.

More nonfiction:

Lisa Schwartz, director of teaching and learning for District 97, said educators are talking about changes like having students read more nonfiction, and incorporating reading that ties into other subjects, Schwartz said.

What’s not to like in these samples, as good as any offered in the article? There’s much, much more to the program, of course.

via Oak Park District 97 parents, others hear about Common Core standards – Oak Leaves.

Meanwhile, Common Core State Standards are under attack for a # of reasons, including their potential for federal (vs. state and local) control. Read about it here if you wish.

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