The Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum is being piloted in New York City. The curriculum, which has been built on the same research base as the Common Core standards, gives students a broad base of background knowledge in addition to decoding skills.
This video looks at two New York City elementary schools participating in the pilot.
A review of the most recent book by E.D. Hirsch, the founder of the Core Knowledge foundation, appears in the Summer 2010 issue of Education Next: “Equal Knowledge: Common Curriculum Would Benefit the Poor — and Democracy,” by Nathan Glazer
— Education Next