Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

Turner Elementary School Principal Eric Bethel, right, talks to fifth grade student Kierra Porter, during her reading class, at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Bethel says the new guidelines push students to learn “not only the how, but also the why behind the mathematics. Students are learning more and what’s expected of them is much more rigorous than before,” Bethel said.
Student Da’Quarn Tibbs, left, works with his classmates on their math workbook at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
Herbert Robinson, left, and Israel McDonald , right, team up to solve a problem from an interactive math lesson at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
Student Kalvin Brown reads during his reading class at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

Turner Elementary School Principal Eric Bethel, right, talks to fifth grade student Kierra Porter, during her reading class, at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. Bethel says the new guidelines push students to learn “not only the how, but also the why behind the mathematics. Students are learning more and what’s expected of them is much more rigorous than before,” Bethel said.
Student Da’Quarn Tibbs, left, works with his classmates on their math workbook at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
Herbert Robinson, left, and Israel McDonald , right, team up to solve a problem from an interactive math lesson at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
Student Kalvin Brown reads during his reading class at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math.
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