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Monday, September 23, 2013

Common Core Explained in 30 Minutes (or so)

We've been getting a few questions about Common Core recently.

"Does Homeschool Connections plan to change their curriculum to align with the Common Core standards?" No.

"Will Common Core affect homeschoolers?" Yes, indirectly. At this time we are not required by law to follow the standards. However, some textbook companies plan to make changes to texts popular with homeschoolers. Also, ACT and SAT tests may also align with the standards. And, of course, it affects the society we live in as a whole.

The biggest question is, "What exactly is Common Core?" Here is a series of simple videos that explain how Common Core came about and what it is exactly:

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