State Standards & Journalism Education
Colorado has adopted the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. We will have much more here as the year progresses, focusing on how school media experience and journalism instruction can help schools and districts reach the standards. But to get started, go here to familiarize yourself with what the Common Core Standards look like.
A CHSPA committee has been working on documents demonstrating how journalism and media education can be the best way to support the Colorado ELA Core Common Core standards. Check out our version of how 9th Grade English, with an emphasis on journalism, media literacy and real world publishing, matches with the ELA standards.
You might also find a CHSPA document, called Journalism is the New English, quite interesting. It addresses all 22 skills Colorado high school graduates are to have (to be ready for college or the workplace.