CKLA Now Online for Free
The CKLA Free Download Manager allows you to download all of CKLA for preschool–third grade for free. Please check back often; we will be adding files weekly and expect the entire program to be online before the end of the year. More…
Core Knowledge Bookstore
Our online bookstore is dedicated to providing materials and resoures that directly correlate with the Core Knowledge Sequence. More…
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy Named a 2013 Reward School
Congratulations to New Holland Core Knowledge Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, which has been named a 2013 Reward School by the Georgia Department of Education. New Holland Core Knowledge Academy is distinguished as a High-Progress Reward School—a Title I school among the top 10% in the state that has made the most progress in improving the performance of all students over the past three years.
Core Knowledge Language Arts Now Online for Free
Demonstations by a Master Teacher
Diane Tureski, a former New York City public schools reading coach who participated in the CKLA pilot program, leads you through a variety of lesson types from the CKLA Skills strand in these new demonstration videos.
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Featured in The New York Times
A new article in The New York Times features Dr. E. D. Hirsch, Jr. and his many accomplishments--especially his relentless efforts to give all children the specific content knowledge they need to thrive.
Traut Core Knowledge School Named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School
Please join us in congratulating Traut Core Knowledge School, which has been named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. To learn more about the school and their award, read the full press release.
Revised Edition: What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know
What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know, a part of the grader series for parents, has been revised with illustrated favorite poems; a diverse mix of stories from around the world; fun, friendly introductions to history and geography; art activities; songs to sing and dance to; beginning math concepts; and opportunities for exploring the natural world.
Core Knolwedge Language Arts Recommended by Georgia
The Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) curriculum has been approved for use in Georgia schools by the state's board of education. For more informatio, read the full press release.
Peach Hill Academy Becomes Core Knowledge School of Distinction
Peach Hill Academy, a suburban, public K–5 school in Moorpark, California, has been named a Core Knowledge School of Distinction, with dual honors in intervention programs and content integration. To learn more about the school, visit our Success with Core Knowledge page.
Aimee Hall Is Named Utah's Charter Teacher of the Year
Please join us in congratulating Aimee Hall, a teacher at Good Foundations Academy, which uses the Core Knowledge Sequence, who has been named the Utah Public Charter School Association's Teacher of the Year. To learn more about Aimee Hall, Good Foundations Academy, and the award, read this press release.
Core Knowledge Foundation's 2012 Annual Report Released
We are proud to announce the release of our 2012 Annual Report. We hope you'll enjoy hearing about the highlights of a fantastic year for the Foundation as much as we have enjoyed experiencing them!
George Washington Academy Is Utah's Charter of the Year
George Washington Academy, which uses the Core Knowledge Sequence, has been named the Utah Public Charter School Association's Charter School of the Year. To learn more about George Washington Academy and the honor it has recieved, please read this press release.
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Interview
Core Knowledge's founder, E. D. Hirsch, Jr., shares his vision for cultural literacy as a means of narrowing the achievement gap in America and in England in this special interview with Toby Young.
Webinar: Core Knowledge Language Arts for Preschool
Join us (anytime) for our brand new webinar, Preparing Children for Reading Success, an overview of Core Knowledge Language Arts for Preschool. In this presentation, you will learn more about the components of the CKLA program for preschool, the program's alignment to the Common Core State Standards, the structure and content of the program, take a closer look at the three components of the program (Starting the Day, Listening & Learning, and Skills), and consider how to prepare for your own implementation of CKLA-PreK.
Questions about Core Knowledge Language Arts?
Check out the expanded Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the program rationale and design, its alignment to the Common Core, materials, and implementation.
Teachers have been raving about the Core Knowledge Language Arts program and the results they see in their students' reading skills, content knowledge, and confidence levels. Watch a new video on two schools using CKLA, and read more about what CKLA looks like in the classroom here.
Core Classics Now Available in eBook Format
Stories loved for generations come to life for today's young readers in the Core Classics series in eBook format. Robinson Crusoe, Pollyanna and Sherlock Holmes are currently available for purchase from Amazon.com; other Core Classic will follow soon.
Liberty Common School Becomes a Core Knowledge School of Distinction
Liberty Common School is the first in the nation to become a Core Knowledge School of Distinction through the Analysis of Curriculum and Practices (ACAP) process recently developed by the Core Knowledge Foundation. In addition to this achievement, Liberty Common demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to teacher collaboration.