How are NYC educators using the common core in the classroom?

03/21/2012 | (New York)

Educators involved in a pilot of the Common Core State Standards in some New York City schools gathered Monday to discuss how the standards are being used to shape instruction. Elementary teacher Nekia Wise said the standards' focus on "inquiry-based learning" builds on an approach she has long used in the classroom that favors hands-on experiences over rote learning. Others cautioned that teachers will need time and support to create new standards-aligned lessons.

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