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Delia Pompa

Blog Entries by Delia Pompa

Adoption of Common Core State Standards Is Just the Beginning--We Need to Ensure Effective Implementation to Help Every Child Succeed

Posted September 13, 2011 | 07:34:33 (EST)

Success in education is necessary for upward socioeconomic mobility. However, not every student has an opportunity to access higher education. In particular, Latino and English language learner (ELL) students--large and growing populations in the U.S. school system--tend to graduate from high school without the skills and knowledge necessary to meet...

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One Nation Working Together: A Focus on Education

Posted October 15, 2010 | 02:22:11 (EST)

Thousands of Americans gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for the One Nation Working Together march to show their support and commitment to the idea that all people -- regardless of race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or ability -- should have the opportunity to...

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The Promise of Real Change in Our Education System

Posted September 15, 2010 | 14:04:01 (EST)

School is now in full swing, and students throughout the country are readjusting to new classmates, teachers, and schoolwork. Many states are also marking the new school year by beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards, which are part of a voluntary, state-led initiative to establish a...

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Latino and ELL Students in the New Educational Landscape

Posted September 1, 2010 | 17:46:36 (EST)

To help about 5,000 of the nation's most troubled schools, the Obama administration is offering competitive Race to the Top funds to districts that lift their caps on charter schools. This approach is just one part of a larger strategy to reverse the decline of failing schools in...

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