Working to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career.

How are states addressing the needs of their lowest-performing schools?

We partnered with HCM Strategists to find out how states were approaching school improvement.

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See how your state measures up

The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems. See what’s in your state’s plan.

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Steps every military family should know before moving

Moving to a new post can spark anxiety in military families, but families with children in preschool through high school can take certain actions to mitigate these concerns and help their children transition effectively to a new school.

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Recent News

May 03, 2019

Nearly a Decade Later, Did the Common Core Work? Checking the facts

It’s been nearly ten years since states began adopting the Common Core State Standards and over that time a majority…

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April 16, 2019

Success is Trending: High academic standards advancing equity in education

High academic standards are helping states level the playing field for all students, and results from assessments aligned with those…

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February 20, 2019

School Improvement Gives Us a Shot at Educational Equity

Let’s do an exercise. Think of this sort of like a privilege walk, in blog form. There’s no one here…

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