Core Knowledge to Link Curriculum to Core Standards
Foundation Will Make Its K-8 Sequence Available to Schools for Free
The Core Knowledge Foundation, which criticized an early version of common-core standards for putting too much emphasis on academic skills and too little on content, has decided to align its central curriculum sequence to the revised standards and make it available for free.
The decision by the 24-year-old foundation, which is shaped by founder E.D. Hirsch Jr.’s belief that all children need a command of a specific body of knowledge to be “culturally literate,” means that later this month it will stop charging $35 per copy for its K-8 Core Knowledge Sequence and will instead give away the 218-page book by download from its Web site, its officials told Education Week . A bound volume will be available at a charge.
Core Knowledge’s move appears to be the first of what observers anticipate will be many bids by a variety of groups and businesses to adapt or distribute curriculum materials for the common academic standards that 48 states have agreed to support. The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers...
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