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November 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Round-up: Common Core brings changes to reading lessons, mayor calls for collaboration with district

Common Core brings changes to reading instruction (NPR): Teachers like Amy Wertheimer in Washington, D.C., are shifting the way they teach reading in response to the new Common Core standards. In Wertheimer’s fifth-grade classroom, students read through nonfiction, “informational texts” together and answer comprehension-based questions as a group.

Mayor Murray calls for collaboration with district officials (KPLU): The Seattle City Council is set to approve a plan next week that would create a city Department of Education and Early Learning. “This isn’t about turf,”  Murray said during a “State of the District” speech Monday evening.

New York Debate League draws mix of students (The New York Times): A long-running debate program for middle-school students in the New York City creates an environment where affluent students from private schools and low-income students from public charter schools frequently cross paths.

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