Teachers often get very little training on how to teach students to read. We visit an innovative public school in Hartford, CT that may serve as a model for the rest of the nation.
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New tests are being developed to assess the new standards. Will these tests be able to measure reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, in addition to math and English? What happens if they don’t?
The “Common Core” is a national experiment that could produce a sea change in education. In Part One of this two-part series, we look at how the new standards, which emphasize skills like reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, are likely to change classrooms in 45 states and the District of Columbia.