Lots of good things are happening with Insightful Social Studies, and our effort to ensure New York students have the Social Studies curriculum they deserve.
I wrote a piece earlier this week for the Shanker Blog about larger concerns with the Common Core and is lack of attention to Civics, putting this effort in a larger context. The Washington Post picked it up Wednesday, and Diane Ravitch just blogged about it as well.
We now have open lines of communication with multiple officials at the state level involved in the writing of the curriculum and with the power to ultimately approve it. We have also established relationships with NYC officials, as well as with people working on larger national efforts.
We hope to have exciting news about next steps in the very near future, but in the meantime, please sign up for our Mailing List so we can communicated directly with you to organize, and so we can let people know just how many people are with us.