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In Chicago, Public Schools and Teachers Work Towards a 'Common Core' | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 3, 2012

In Chicago, Public Schools and Teachers Work Towards a 'Common Core' | PBS NewsHour | Dec. 3, 2012 | Great Books | Scoop.it
Some states, including Illinois, have recently adopted new public school curriculum guidelines called the Common Core State Standards.
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Don't Ask Your Child What They Did At School… - ChicagoNow (blog)

Don't Ask Your Child What They Did At School… - ChicagoNow (blog) | Great Books | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog)Don't Ask Your Child What They Did At School…ChicagoNow (blog)It is elevated thinking which involves logic and analysis. Sometimes referred to as higher order thinking, critical thinking encompasses knowing how to think.
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Montessori program embraced by Englewood school

Montessori program embraced by Englewood school | Great Books | Scoop.it
Executive Director Rita Nolan, her six teachers and other staff members at the Montessori School of Englewood are pioneers: In August, they launched what they say is the first full Montessori education program in the Chicago Public Schools.
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New math and reading standards trickle into Chicago-area classrooms - WBEZ

New math and reading standards trickle into Chicago-area classrooms - WBEZ | Great Books | Scoop.it
WBEZNew math and reading standards trickle into Chicago-area classroomsWBEZThat's because Illinois is one of 46 states adopting a new set of national math and reading standards called the “Common Core.” Common Core is in the process of developing ...
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