put our children 1st

As tests measuring measuring students’ mastery of Common Core education standards begin in states across the country, many parents, students — and even educators — are left with questions. To help boost understanding of the state standards, and why they will help our children succeed in school and life, NewsOne and the National Urban League sat down […]

Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League recently joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss how the Common Core initiative differs from federal education initiatives. During their dialogue, Martin asked Morial about obtaining the necessary funding to implement Common Core standards nationwide. Morial explained that there needs to be “a parallel move to equalize […]

If you’re not clear about how changing educational standards are affecting your children, especially Common Core State Standards, it’s okay. You’re not alone, and the National Urban League wants to help. “We’ve got a big investment helping parents understand what these expectations are, what these goals are  and why it’s good,” the organization’s president and CEO, Marc Morial, […]

We  recently launched the second phase of our Put Our Children 1st: Common Core for Common Goals campaign in partnership with One Solution, the creative and branded entertainment arm of Radio One, to stress the value of a public school education that provides all students with the best possible opportunity to reach their full potential and succeed […]

“You can’t allow 15,000 school boards to home bake their own little standards subject to their own political pressures and think we are going to have international competitiveness.  We have to at least have some bare minimum core standards if our young people are going to compete.” — Congressional Black Caucus member, Rep. Bobby Scott […]