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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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September 06, 2018

Announcing “Check State Plans: Promise to Practice”

A message from Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, to our partners and friends: Why Do…

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August 28, 2018

Polls Show Public Has Moved On From Standards and Assessments Debates

America has spoken: high standards are here to stay. This year’s Education Next and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) polls…

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April 10, 2018

2017 NAEP Scores Are a Call for Action

On April 10, 2018 Jim Cowen, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on the recently released…

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November 06, 2017

Fix Public Schools, Don’t Undermine Federal Aid

On November 6, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, published the following memo on a recent survey…

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August 28, 2017

PDK Poll: Strong Academics and Career Preparation Matter to Parents

On August 28, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the results…

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August 15, 2017

What’s in a Name: Education Next Survey Shows Strong Support for High Standards

On August 15, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the results…

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June 27, 2017

The Best ESSA State Plan Ideas are Now Available: Put Them to Use

On June 27, 2017 Jim Cowen, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, released the following memo on the release…

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June 05, 2017

Heritage Foundation Report Misses the Mark

A recent report by the Heritage Foundation documents the difficulty military parents have in obtaining a quality education for their…

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