Several of our reporters recently dug into the Common Core State Standards on literacy and found a lot of debate on whether the standards are based on a hard-evidence foundation or are on the bleeding edge of established reading science.
This afternoon, we had a great practical discussion with International Reading Association President-elect Maureen McLaughlin and University of Illinois at Chicago literacy and curriculum specialist Timothy Shanahan. The conversation touched on everything from text complexity and English-language learners to comprehension for the youngest students. For those interested in all things common core, check out the archived transcript.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Inside School Research blog.