August 29, 2014

A Call for ‘Blended Funding’: Schools must pool money to support Common Core

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How will schools pay for new CC resources, including digital? One approach is to look for existing funds within your school and district that can be redirected so that your library can purchase CC resources for the classroom. But that requires that libraries market their expertise in resource selection and collection development so that your value is obvious to others, says Christopher Harris.

A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core

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Want to help teachers find high-quality “complex texts,” a key ingredient of the new educational standards? Christopher Harris shows you how.