How the common core can help boost civics lessons

11/14/2013 | Edutopia.org

The Common Core State Standards could revive the civic mission of schools, writes Anne O'Brien, deputy director of the Learning First Alliance. In this blog post, she writes about the portions of the common core that speak directly to civic involvement, including its focus on information texts and understanding the ideas of others. She also shares a number of suggestions on how to tie civics to the common core, such as exploring how public-policy issues might be solved through science.

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