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Common Core Curriculum Tools just NOT Ready!

The NPR Education Blog , How Education Happens, featured an article called “The Common Core Curriculum Void” by Cory Turner. Pofessor William Schmidt runs Michigan State’s Center for the Study of Curriculum. His team has analyzed some 700 math books — many with that gold seal — to see just how well they line up with the Common Core Standards. The verdict?   “Virtually none of them” line up “straight on to the Common Core.”  Professor Schmidt says his team has reviewed several brand new textbooks, and says they’re much better, “but the landscape, in general, is still pretty bad.”

This story is Part One of a two-part series on Common Core implementation. In Part Two: how teachers, districts and states are working together to build new Common Core classroom materials from the ground up.