The 2013 Core Knowledge Symposium: Phoenix, Arizona - June, 24th-26th, 2013 More…
Common Core State Standards
The Core Knowledge Foundation supports the common standards initiative. Voluntary standards are "a not-to-be-missed opportunity" for American education. —E. D. Hirsch, Jr. More…
Preschool through Grade 8
Educational Excellence and Equity for All Children
CKLA for Preschool–Grade 3
Core Knowledge Language Arts—the only Common Core-aligned, pilot tested ELA program that builds students’ skills, knowledge, and vocabulary in literature, history, science, and the arts—is ready for nationwide distribution through Core Knowledge’s partner, Amplify Education, Inc.
2013 Professional Development and Symposium Series
Join us in Phoenix, AZ for three days of fulfilling professional development designed to fine tune your Core Knowledge implementation and provide meaningful support for Common Core State Standards.
The Core Knowledge Series – Resource Books for Preschool Through Grade Six
After E. D. Hirsch’s Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know catapulted to unexpected, bestseller status in 1988, parents and teachers alike wanted practical guidance in how to ensure that children would acquire the foundation of knowledge, needed to become culturally literate adults. For teachers, the Core Knowledge Sequence was created to provide this guidance. The What Your — Grader Needs to Know series, based on the Sequence, was later designed especially for parents.
The Tide is Turning in American Education
Online copies of the Core Knowledge Sequence are now available for download at no cost. It’s our tried and true guide to what every child needs to know in Language Arts, American and World History, Geography, Visual Arts, Music, Math, and Science, Preschool – Grade 8. Learn why we've taken this bold new step!
CKLA: Teachers Respond Enthusiastically
"I just finished using one of the Listening & Learning Kindergarten units…on the Five Senses, something I have taught in the past, but this was better than what I have done. I was very impressed by the depth of the lessons and vocabulary introduced."
-Cindy Griffin, NBCT, Mountainview Elementary School