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Chrissy Shackelford, a member of the Story Pirates, punches the air during the group's July 2015 performance at Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap National Park in Vienna, Va.
—Jared Soares for Education Week

Story Pirates Theater Troupe Takes Up Common Core in Expanded Repertoire

Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations? (July 22, 2015)

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Will Fitzhugh of The Concord Review is skeptical about emphasizing speed in scoring student writing over understanding of content.
June 20, 2012 - Education Week
As the school year closes, Anthony Colucci asks himself some tough questions about his performance as a teacher leader.
June 19, 2012 - Teacher
Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.
June 12, 2012 - Teacher
Teaching students how to understand complex texts is critical to their cognitive development, writes Anthony Palumbo.
May 22, 2012 - Education Week
May 8, 2012 - Education Week
"Text dependent" questions that require students to dig deeper into their readings will be housed in an online repository.
April 26, 2012 - Education Week
A French teacher says foreign-language and other electives teachers are uniquely placed to give students enrichment opportunities that help expand literacy skills.
April 25, 2012 - Teacher
Many educators have inferred that the common core bans the practice of providing students with context and content before they read text.
April 24, 2012 - Education Week
To meet expectations of the common standards, Kentucky’s social studies and science teachers are teaching reading strategies.
April 23, 2012 - Education Week
More states are requiring teacher-candidates to take—and pass—licensing tests in reading before they can move into the classroom.
April 17, 2012 - Education Week

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