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ERIC Number: EJ1008890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-5
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
One Class Takes on the Standards
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v32 n33 p1, 18-21 Jun 2013
Using an article about labor leader Cesar Chavez's grape boycott and hunger strike, students at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C., are doing a "close read," a skill prized by the new Common Core State Standards being put into practice in the District of Columbia. As an English/language arts teacher in the common-core era, Ms. Dowan McNair-Lee is part of a huge national push to turn millions of students into strong readers and writers. In its second year of K-12 implementation in literacy, the District of Columbia is farther along than many in putting the standards into practice. It does, however, face long odds as it works to help its largely disadvantaged student population master them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia