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For Education Writers, Common Core is Topic A

For the nation’s K-12 education reporters, the debate over the Common Core State Standards is probably the biggest story of the year. So when more than 200 journalist members of the Education Writers Association gathered at Vanderbilt University here this week for their annual conference, it was a given that there would be sessions addressing the standards. In fact, a marathon four-hour session on the common core offered reporters the chance to hear from a range of policy experts.