A roundup of news about the Common Core
By Tyler on May 16th, 2012
This is one in a series of posts examining the Common Core State Standards and the conversation surrounding their impact on teaching and learning.
1) News came last night that David Coleman, the most prominent of the authors of Common Core reading standards, is leaving his current post to become president of the College Board, which administers the SAT.
2) The great John Merrow of PBS took at look at how the Common Core standards could bring about a shift in the types of books students use to learn to read in school — and accelerate schools’ shift away from fiction-focused basal readers.
What do you think about the standards’ increased focus on non-fiction reading?