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Real Learning for Real Life

Common Core Illinois, an awareness campaign deployed by a coalition of education organizations in Illinois, hosts this small set of stories under a “Real Stories” tab on its website. Each story features a parent, a student, a teacher, a principal, or a graduate of an Illinois school, giving their personal take on some of the talking points about the Common Core standards. The stories are short video interviews, in which the speaker’s reflection on education, standards, and the transition to the Common Core are synthesized into memorable ‘takeaways,’ such as “The Common Core Standards will promote deeper understanding,” and “Parents and teachers are partners in our children’s education.”

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Organization or Project Description: Common Core IL Home
First Stories Posted: 2012
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