This school year, teachers around the country changed their curricula to meet the new Common Core standards, a national set of standards mapping out what students should learn in math and English language arts.
Math teachers covered fewer topics in greater depth. English teachers cut back on fiction and assigned more supplemental readings — articles and essays that gave more context to, and offered up opinions about, classic works of literature.
Did students notice these changes? Is the Common Core on students’ radar? Students from Bard's Early College program in New Orleans weigh in.
This story was done in partnership with the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit nonpartisan education news service at Columbia University.
Support for education reporting on WWNO comes from Baptist Community Ministries, Entergy and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.