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Conference to focus on the CCSS in underserved communities

Across the nation, the quality of instruction delivered in classrooms varies from one school to another. Unfortunately, students who reside in underserved communities often do not receive as good an education as they should. However, there is the possibility that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) might be able to turn things around in these areas.

As many educators and parents who work and reside in underserved communities may have questions about the CCSS, and what they will mean for education, the National Urban League and Educational Testing Service (ETS) will come together at an upcoming symposium, according to a press release. This event, titled "Taking Action: Navigating the Common Core State Standards and Assessments," is scheduled to take place on February 9 at the Chauncey Conference Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

"Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and assessments promises to improve the quality of education in the nations' schools and has the potential to contribute to strengthening curricula and help close achievement gaps," said Michael T. Nettles, senior vice president and Edmund W. Gordon Chair of ETS Policy Evaluation and Research Center. "But, we must answer some important questions."

The symposium is part of the "Saturdays at ETS" conference series, which is designed to focus on an array of education topics, such as changes that can lead to school improvements and ways to eliminate barriers that stand between students and academic success.