These days, a number of individuals are making sure that the nation’s young people are not left behind, and in addition, a number of organizations have been passionately involved in these efforts as well. One such group is Achieve, which was founded in 1996 by the nations’ governors and business leaders. As their website notes, “Achieve serves as a significant national voice for quality in standards-based education reform.” Most visitors will want to start out by taking a look at the “How Does Your State Stack Up?” feature. Here visitors can see how their state’s high school policies measure up with the demands of college and work, and also how well students in each state are progressing through the educational system in general. The site also offers access to “Perspective”, Achieve’s monthly e-newsletter which covers such topics as college readiness and post-college job expectations. Overall, this is a most useful site for both persons interested in the overall state of education in the United States as well as policy makers in this field.


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