Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her six-year-old daughter, Luci, in 2014 at their home in Berkeley, coping with new demands of the Common Core set of academic standards. Jacobson-Francis said her daughter’s new homework required her to know four different ways to add.
Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her six-year-old daughter, Luci, in 2014 at their home in Berkeley, coping with new demands of the Common Core set of academic standards. Jacobson-Francis said her daughter’s new homework required her to know four different ways to add. AP
Stacey Jacobson-Francis works on math homework with her six-year-old daughter, Luci, in 2014 at their home in Berkeley, coping with new demands of the Common Core set of academic standards. Jacobson-Francis said her daughter’s new homework required her to know four different ways to add. AP
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