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2014 Secondary Education Summit - Norma Salazar

April 8, 2014
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Senate Visitor Center – Room SVC 208

What does Common Core mean for English Language Learners?”

Moderated by CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow Norma Salazar-Ibara

2014 Secondary Education Graduate Summit White Paper - Norma Salazar

The implementation of Common Core Standards by 45 states and the District of Columbia will mean that students will be held to higher standards in English and math. The implementation of high standards seeks to prepare all students to be better equipped to pursue higher education and/ or enter the workforce. Currently, 9.8% of students attending public schools in the United States participate in English Language Learners (ELL) program and 80% are Latino. Research suggests that 18.7% of ELLs currently perform academically above the norm and roughly 10% of ELLs in grades 7-12 are retained. As public schools begin to adopt the Common Core State Standards, it is imperative that we explore the impact they will have on ELL students. This panel will examine the impact of the implementation of Common Core State Standards on the educational outcomes of English Language Learners.

Opening Remarks:

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, U.S. House of Representatives


Margaret R. McLeod, ‎Deputy Vice President for Education and Workforce Development, National Council for La Raza (NCLR)

Melissa Lazarín, Managing Director for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Giselle Lundy-Ponce, Associate Director of Educational Issues Department with American Federation of Teachers. 

The 2014 CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of CHCI’s premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program.