Implementing The Common Core State Standards To Achieve Equity
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT Washington, DC
Esther Bush, President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
Sarun Chan, Summer Camp Enrichment Program Coordinator, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
Brenda Honena, Principal and Indian Director, Blackfoot School District (Fort Hall, Idaho)
Delia Pompa, Vice President, Education, National Council of La Raza
Myrea Schmidt, Teacher, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success (Houston, Texas)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Michael Wotorson, Executive Director, Campaign for High School Equity
More than two thirds of the states have adopted common grade-level expectations in English language arts and math, making clear what students need to know and be able to do to graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college or the workplace. These new, common standards open up opportunities for collaboration across state lines on common assessments as well as instructional materials. They will also require great care in implementation at the state, district, and school levels. In early August, 2010, the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) held a retreat to discuss this movement as well as the promises and challenges that common core state standards present for communities of color who have long advocated for more equitable education opportunities and outcomes.
On August 23, 2010, CHSE and its partners continued to build on this retreat by (1) helping ensure that advocates across the country are aware of this movement, (2) helping to bring the community together to think about this issue, and (3) beginning to prioritize issues for implementation of the common core state standards.
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