Are reading lessons really necessary in high school?

In its most recent report, Time to Act: An agenda for advancing adolescent literacy for college and career success, the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy finds that “the [reading] status quo in middle and high schools in America is based on a 20th-century vision of the literacy and skills needed to succeed

Speak up!

CCSSO and NGA are inviting public comment on the draft common core standards, which were made available online today. The proposed English language arts and math standards are intended to be voluntary and benchmarked to the expectations in high-achieving countries as well as top-performing states. Feedback is invited from anyone interested in public education so make your voices heard here.

A leak in the core

Several months ago, a collaboration of major education organizations began work on a high-profile effort to develop common core standards in English language arts and mathematics based on exemplary state standards and benchmarked to top-performing countries. The effort is led by the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership