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Understanding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
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The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language literacy. These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. Forty-three states have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core. To give us a better understanding of Common Core, we welcome to the program Beverly Wolcott, Director of English Language Arts for the Uniondale Public Schools in New York and Dr. Clifford Swezey, Director of Mathematics for the Uniondale Public Schools in New York.
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Educviii: Common Core English

Our guest Beverly Wolcott earned her college degree in elementary education, her masters in reading, and is currently a doctoral student at Hofstra University in the literacy studies program. She is also the Director of English Language Arts for the Uniondale School District
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Educviii: Common Core Math

Our next guest Dr. Clifford Swezey believes that all students have the capacity to study higher level mathematics, and that barriers need to be lifted so all students have access to the most rigorous levels of mathematics they wish to pursue.
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