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September 4, 2015

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The 2015 Youth Media Awards: A Crossover Year for Diversity

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Librarian and critic Nina Lindsay unpacks the 2015 Youth Media Awards. Diversity was the hallmark of this year’s top honors in children’s literature, pushing boundaries of content, form, and style. Is this a harbinger of real change?

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Consider the Source: On the Common Core Trail

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Here’s Marc Aronson’s latest report from Common Core land. Two weeks ago, he was on the road for four days along with Sue Bartle leading Common Core (CC) workshops. They learned a lot—much of it encouraging.

On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration

The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take? In this column, we’ll focus on the ideas that shape our approach to the standards. All start with the letter “C”—we call them “The 10 C’s.” We begin with the concept that holds all the others together: collaboration.