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The Common Core Curriculum Void

By Cory Turner

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(Duration: 7:19)

Just some of the more than 700 math books that have been reviewed for Common Core alignment by professor William Schmidt and his team at Michigan State's Center for the Study of Curriculum.

Right now, America's schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for millions of kids from kindergarten through high school. And, for many of them, the Core will feel tougher than what they're used to. Because it is tougher.

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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - June 02, 2014

Legislative Recap: What Lawmakers Did & Didn’t Do

By Bill Wheelhouse, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

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(Duration: 3:46)

The Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Legislature adjourned its spring session having passed a new state budget and other key measures, but leaving some business undone. Here's a look at what passed and what didn't:  







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