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When “Proficient” Isn’t Enough: A California School Rises to the Common Core Challenge

Publication date: Apr 30, 2014

Source: The Hechinger Report

COMPTON, Calif. — A large color photograph of an iceberg on display in teacher Angel Chavarin’s fourth-grade classroom at Laurel Street Elementary may not be the typical prop for a language arts lesson. But Chavarin is hoping visuals like this largely submerged icy mass will help his students better understand the concept of inferences, which are, in effect, “the tip of the iceberg.”

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