College- and Career-Readiness

Half of U.S. high school students say they feel prepared for college, according to new survey

Why Kids Can't Write

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Mississippi High School Graduation Requirements Could Change

Ohio Adds New Industry-Recognized Credentials for High School Grads

How ‘Common’ Are State-Provided Standards Resources? What State-Provided Resources Can Tell Us About Common Core Implementation

Alignment between various parts of the education policy system is a central goal of any standards-based reform. In 2009, when governors from almost all states were involved in the initial development of the Common Core State Standards, it may have seemed like common standards would result in tighter alignment, or greater consistency, in curriculum, professional development, instruction, and assessment across states.