College and career readiness is the new norm

According to Achieve’s new Closing the Expectations Gap report, aligning high school graduation requirements with college and career readiness is the new norm.  State leaders began the drive five years ago. Now, of course, President Obama wants all states to adopt new college- and career-ready standards in reading and math.

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  1. I guess if we’re going to make sure kids are college-ready in high school, we should start early. I work for a non-profit – Educational Equity Center. We currently have a program promoting science education to an often underserved population – young girls. The program is called: Science: It’s a Girl Thing, and we have a Facebook Fan page where parents and caregivers can chat, get info, watch videos and download science activities that parents and their daughters (or sons) can do in the home. Research shows that one of the big impacts on a child’s success in education is parent involvement. We’re hoping that, in some small way, we can impact that.

  2. At the opposite end of the spectrum, schools with the strongest student growth will receive some type of recognition and reward. The recognition could play a valuable role in spotlighting schools that “beat the poverty odds” and building public confidence that high goals really are in reach even for students who have often been allowed to underperform.

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