ERIC Number: ED512126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Perspective, August 2010
"Perspective" is a monthly e-newsletter presenting news and views from Achieve. This month's issue commences with a report stating how Achieve commissioned a first-of-its-kind national poll of American voters to determine their views on college and career readiness. The results of the survey show that there is overwhelming support for college-and career-ready policies--including common standards, common assessments and rigorous graduation requirements. This issue also reports that: (1) More than two thirds of states have adopted the K-12 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and mathematics that were released on June 2 by the National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO); (2) A two-step process that will culminate in the development of Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is well underway. The project, supported by the Carnegie Foundation, begins with the National Research Council (NRC) developing a conceptual framework for science education and ends with Achieve coordinating the development of the NGSS; and (3) on July 27 the U.S. Secretary of Education announced the finalists for more than $3 billion available in the second round of funding in the Race to the Top program. Brief news clips and descriptions of new resources are also included.
Descriptors: State Schools, Public Opinion, State Standards, Graduation Requirements, Newsletters, College Preparation, Career Development, Job Skills, Mathematics Education, Language Arts, Science Education, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Educational Quality, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.