Springing to Life: How Greater Educational Equality Could Grow from the Common Core Mathematics Standards

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The article cited below from the Spring 2013 edition of American Educator, "Springing to Life: How Greater Educational Equality Could Grow from the Common Core Mathematics Standards," discusses why the Common Core Standards in mathematics could provide promising educational opportunities by overcoming obstacles that typically impede implementation of mathematics standards in classrooms. The article addresses research data that suggests moving towards implementation of rigorous mathematics curriculum that is more focused, and entails a coherent approach to content coverage that spans across elementary, intermediate, and high school levels. The fidelity of the implementation process "...couldprovide greater equality of educational opportunity..."

"Springing to Life: How Greater Educational Equality Could Grow from the Common Core Mathematics Standards"
American Educator Spring 2013
William H. Schmidt and Nathan A. Burroughs
http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/spring2013/Schmidt.pdf

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