A Civil Rights Look at the Common Core – Podcast Episode 117 | Classnotes Podcast 117
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Classnotes Podcast (December 11, 2012) In many states across the country, school districts began implementing the Common Core State Standards developed through the work of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the goal of creating consistent standards for preparing students for college and tomorrow’s workplace, the initiative holds great promise. However, there are some critical elements that have not been addressed sufficiently.
The nation’s network of equity assistance centers are in the process of outlining several civil rights concerns with the Common Core State Standards and their implementation. Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, gives you a preview of those concerns, including lack of support for English language learners and low performing students. Bradley is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., an IDRA senior education associate.
Show length: 14:33.
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Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core: Now What?
Educational Leadership magazine by ASCD, December 2012/January 2013 | Volume 70 | Number 4
Council for Chief State School Officers
National Governors Association
IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Courage to Connect: A Quality Schools Action Framework™
Edited by María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, Ph.D., and Christie L. Goodman, APR
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