New Website from Scholastic Demystifies the Common Core State Standards for Educators and Parents
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards foremost on educators' minds in 46 states, Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch of a new "Common Sense for the Common Core" website which gives teachers, school leaders and parents help in understanding and unpacking the new standards, as well as instructional and professional development programs to implement the CCSS.
Built in consultation with Common Core experts, including Carol Jago and Francie Alexander, the new website provides answers to some of the most urgent questions about the standards, and points parents and teachers toward resources to help them understand what is changing and what is not.
The new Common Core site is the latest addition to Scholastic.com, the popular website for teachers with more than 6 million unique visitors each month.
"Scholastic has more than 92 years of experience providing advice and tools to educators and parents so they can help children become lifelong readers and get ready for college and careers," said Suzanne McCabe, Editor-at-Large at Scholastic. "Parents and teachers have asked Scholastic for everything from nonfiction booklists to sample lesson plans, and the new Common Sense for the Common Core site delivers it."
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