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April 10, 2012
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New school standards tough but doable

The Douglas County School District has been doing a lot to implement Common Core State Standards in classrooms around Carson Valley, particularly new expectations in reading and writing.

Last week we learned the district was the recipient of a $3.1 million grant from the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, which will be used to target literacy gaps from early development to high school. We certainly applaud the district's initiative in winning the competitive grant, but, as always, we take any federal windfall with a shot of salt.

In this case, it sounds like the only string attached is fidelity to …

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