PBS NewsHour

Boosting Reading Skills: Will 'Common Core' Pay Off?

Clip: 05/14/2012 | 10m 17s

Called the "Common Core," a new set of state guidelines spell out what young students are expected to learn and what books they're expected to read. Forty five states and the District of Colombia have already adopted the standards. Learning Matters' John Merrow reports on the design and the aim of the new guidelines.

Aired: 05/14/12

Rating: NR

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