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ERIC Number: ED564602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May-19
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity
Center for American Progress
The Common Core helps address inequity in education by ensuring all students are taught to the same high standards and held to the same rigorous expectations. This helps make sure that ZIP codes do not determine education quality. The Common Core-aligned assessments are integral to realizing the promise of the standards; they act as a quality-control check to ensure all students receive a high-quality education. A Common Core-aligned curriculum will create a more challenging and exciting classroom experience. Students will explore concepts deeply, work together to solve complex problems, and engage in project-based learning--instead of focusing on worksheets and rote memorization. This report highlights educational gaps between white students and students of color, students with disabilities. and English Language learners. The Common Core will improve education quality for all students--particularly traditionally underserved students. Raising standards and preparing all students for college and careers will help reduce the disparities identified for low-income students, students of color, ELLs, and students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League