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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

November 15, 2018

Promise to Practice – A Thorough Review of School Improvement in 17 States

A year ago, the Collaborative for Student Success released a comprehensive expert evaluation of the fifty accountability plans states created…

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November 09, 2018

Success is Trending in California

California is a place to dream big—an encouraging message spread through the state’s tourism department. The good news for Californians…

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October 17, 2018

Education Stakeholders Report Strong Engagement

Community and advocacy stakeholders should play an important role in state education policymaking. In fact, the Every Student Succeeds Act…

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