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Professional Learning

CARE: Opportunities and Challenges

This course will introduce the C.A.R.E. (Culture, Abilities, Resilience, and Effort) themes through an equity and civil rights lens.

At a Glance

Learn how C.A.R.E. themes address equity and mitigate the achievement gap.


  • Positive School Environments
  • Restorative Practices
  • Student Learning


  • Understand the federal role in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps.
  • Understand the root causes of the opportunity and achievement gaps.
  • Understand the difference between the opportunity gap and achievement gap.
  • Understand how the C.A.R.E. themes help mitigate gaps
Developed by:

National Education Association

Last Updated: July 30, 2020


Audience Role

  • College & University Faculty
  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School

Session Length

6-8 weeks

Session Format


This is a program NEA makes available for affiliate use as a professional offering to educators. NEA C.A.R.E. Blended Learning modules may already be offered through your local or state association. Please contact your state or local association if you are interested in getting a blended learning cohort started.

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