After-school Programs Step Forward to Align With Common Core

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Photos courtesy of Bridge the Gap College Prep

Bridge the Gap College Prep, a 19-year-old after-school program in Marin City, Calif., offers an intensive college prep program for kids in fourth through 12th grades. Instruction for fourth- through eighth-graders is aligned with Common Core Standards.

Imagine an American education system that works well for all students — a system that pulls U.S. students forward from a laggard position on international student tests and erases the gap between low-income kids and more affluent students.

The Common Core State Standards were envisioned by their developers to do just that — to prepare an upcoming generation for a changing future . . .

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