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Confused About Common Core?

February 18,2014

If your school-aged child is currently learning under the Common Core Standards (and chances are, he is — 45 of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia have all adopted them), then you've probably found yourself scratching your head in frustration over the homework he brings home. New terminology, new math techniques, complicated reading assignments that require extensive use of online resources — it can make the generational gap between parents and kids seem huge, and make even the most tech-savvy adult cry uncle.

We've gathered the information you need to understand Common Core, what your child will be learning in each grade, homework examples, and resources from other parents and teachers so you aren't left in the dark when it comes to your child's schoolwork. And make sure to let us know of any useful information or resources you might use to help navigate this tricky "new" curriculum.


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