What Common Core Means for English-Learners

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Media Outlet: Voice of San Diego

Mario Koran wrote for Voice of San Diego about Common Core and DLL: 

In a recent Learning Curve, I looked at what children will need to be ready for kindergarten under the new Common Core State Standards. Parents might be relieved to know the skills children need today – how to recognize words and numbers, socialize with other students and regulate their emotions – aren’t so different from what they needed before the new standards came out.
This week, let’s take a look at what the new standards mean for the 1.4 million students in California who aren’t considered fluent in English.


Mario Koran was a 2016 New America CA fellow. He is an education reporter for Voice of San Diego, an online investigative news outlet.