Put Our Children 1st: Common Core for Common Goals
The National Urban League Wire
Published: Thu. Apr 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Updated: Thu. Apr 24, 2014 at 10:43 am | Comments: 0

School systems around the country are implementing new learning standards designed to ensure that all children – no matter where they live – graduate high school with the skills they need to be ready to succeed in college or careers.  These standards are known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and while they may have a different name in your state, they have a shared goal – to better prepare all of our children to compete in today’s and tomorrow’s economy.
As parents, it is important for you to understand the Common Core so that you are fully empowered to be close partners with your children and their teachers in helping to ensure your children's high-quality education and success.  This includes helping to answer your children's questions about the changes in their classrooms, smoothing the transition to a new learning method and explaining to them that these new Standards are critical to helping them succeed in life with:

  • Enhanced skills
  • Increased knowledge
  • Better preparedness

By raising and developing higher standards for everyone, the Common Core State Standards create a level playing field for all students regardless of family income, ethnicity or where they live.
It’s time to put ALL of our children first!  #putourchildren1st


Put Our Children 1st -

Common Core State
Standards - Background

Map of Common Core

What Parents Need
to Know (CCSS)

Parents Speak for
Common Core

Put Our Children First -
5 Key Facts

Common Core Q&A

Take Action


» Parent’s Guide to Common Core State Standards
» About Put Our Children 1st - FAQ
» Put Our Children 1st Launch Press Release

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» National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards - Here's Why: Part One (Huffington Post)
» National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part Two: Closing the Achievement Gap (Huffington Post)
» National Urban League Endorses Common Core State Standards -- Part 3: Study Reveals Overwhelming Confidence in CCSS (Huffington Post)



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