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ALA 2013: Cut to the Core

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PW's new Common Core columnists, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, preview Common Core programming at ALA.
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The Common Core Toolkit: September 2013

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Common Core-related resources and news for the September, 2013, edition of PW's Cut to the Core column
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Cut to the Core: AASL Conference Preview

Cut to the Core: AASL Conference Preview | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
The American Association of School Librarians 16th national conference will be held from November 14–17 in Hartford, Conn., and this year's theme is Rising to the Challenge.
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Cut to the Core: On the Front Lines of the Common Core Rollout

Cut to the Core: On the Front Lines of the Common Core Rollout | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
The rollout of the Common Core Standards has brought major upheaval to the educational realm, and librarians are now finding themselves in a position to offer critical support.
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ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read

ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
The conversation about the Common Core standards will be a hot topic at this year's ALA Midwinter Meeting, as many public librarians make efforts to reach their patrons and community members – as well as form partnerships with school librarians—to...
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Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core

Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
But are the Common Core standards really driving new materials purchases, and if so, how? We wanted to find out, so we distributed a survey on collection development and the Common Core to school librarians across the country via the popular Library ListServ LM_NET, and via Twitter. So far, early results show that school librarians are not swayed in their purchasing by a “Common Core Aligned” label slapped onto a book or splashed across a digital resource.The rollout of the Common Core standards may be mired in controversy, but the education materials marketplace is booming.
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Are the Common Core standards really driving new materials purchases, and if so, how? We wanted to find out, so we distributed a survey on collection development and the Common Core to school librarians across the country via the popular Library ListServ LM_NET, and via Twitter. So far, early results show that school librarians are not swayed in their purchasing by a “Common Core Aligned” label slapped onto a book or splashed across a digital resource.

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Cut to the Core: Stopping the Summer Slide

Cut to the Core: Stopping the Summer Slide | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
As students across the country enjoy their summer vacations, parents, teachers, and librarians are putting measures in place to keep those lazy, hazy days from becoming a “summer slide,” or “summer learning loss” as it is also known.
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Cut to the Core: Distinguishing Common Core Myth from Reality

Cut to the Core: Distinguishing Common Core Myth from Reality | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
Distinguishing myths about the Common Core from reality will be a chief function of this new column, as we explore the issues and opportunities of the new educational standards.
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The Common Core Toolkit: October 2013

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In this month's toolkit, PWcolumnists Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna highlight some education and common core-related resources with a focus on connecting.
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Cut to the Core: Has the Common Core Rollout Gone Awry?

Cut to the Core: Has the Common Core Rollout Gone Awry? | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
The new school year is underway and as teachers look to align their lessons with the Common Core, many find themselves struggling with the implementation.
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Cut to the Core: Better Luck Next Year

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Fall 2013 will be remembered as the season that the Common Core State Standards began to take effect—and it was a rocky rollout indeed. As the calendar marks a new year, we pause now to reflect upon what has been a bumpy first few months.
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Cut to the Core: Modesto to Replace Librarians with Teachers

Cut to the Core: Modesto to Replace Librarians with Teachers | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
On March 6, the Modesto Bee reported that “Modesto [Calif.] city schools are poised to cut 29 full-time teaching positions for next year, including most elementary school librarians.”
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Cut to the Core: Common Core Is a Hot Topic at Trade Shows

Cut to the Core: Common Core Is a Hot Topic at Trade Shows | CutToTheCore | Scoop.it
For publishers, librarians, and educators, the Common Core and its impact on trade books was a key topic of conversation at this year's Book Expo America.
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