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ERIC Number: ED564599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step toward Greater Equity
Center for American Progress
More engaging and challenging standards build a strong academic foundation for all students. Girls--and in particular, girls of color--have a lot to gain from more rigorous learning standards that better prepare them for college and career success. This fact sheet explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender equity in education. By raising the expectations for student learning, the Common Core State Standards allow girls the opportunity to seize STEM learning opportunities while in elementary and high school; to pursue a diverse set of college majors; and to obtain jobs that command higher salaries. The Common Core State Standards can expand on the progress girls have made since Title IX and can have a long-lasting impact on women in society. Contains endnotes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress; American Association of University Women
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972