Common Core State Standards
School districts across the nation are preparing their teachers for meeting the Common Core State Standards, rigorous literacy goals in all subjects that will require students to be able to read and interpret primary sources material.
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Student motivation for academic rigor increases when what they learn in school is relevant to what their communities need to get done.
Sustainability Ambassadors’ professional development program for secondary educators supports teachers and students with opportunities to interact with real-time science data, engineering design challenges, policy issues, programs and performance measures, that simultaneously advance academic skills while improving community conditions.
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