On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, RiShawn Biddle starts a four-part series explaining Common Core reading and math standards as well as why families (as well as others) should help implement them. This week, RiShawn focuses on Common Core’s reading standards, explaining how the clear-yet-flexible approach to guiding the development of curricula and teaching (along with emphasis on both works of fiction and nonfiction) can help children attain the literacy they need and deserve for lifelong success.

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