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National Governors Association and State Education Chiefs Launch Common State Academic Standards | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Robust standards drafted by teachers, content experts, and leading researchers are the cornerstone of a state led effort to turn our nation’s schools around.

SUWANEE, Ga. -- Today, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a set of state-led education standards, the Common Core State Standards, at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga. The English-language arts and mathematics standards for grades K-12 were developed in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including content experts, states, teachers, school administrators, and parents. The standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America’s children for success in college and work.

To read the full press release, visit the Common Core State Standards Initiative web site.

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