Publications

September 19, 2012 | 
To inform and rally more advocates within the business community, Achieve and the GE Foundation have developed Business Resources for a College- and Career-Ready America for business leaders interested in supporting college- and career-ready education reform.
September 13, 2012 | 
The 2012 Closing the Expectations Gap Report from Achieve details states' commitment to college and career readiness.
September 11, 2012 | 
Achieve commissioned an original analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics/O*NET data to identify low skills jobs, opportunities for advancement within and out of those low skills jobs, and the skills most required across those jobs (compared to those skills required for middle skills jobs).
September 11, 2012 | 
In this literature review, Achieve summarizes and synthesizes that research to help policymakers and advocates understand the research base and its connection to college- and career-ready reforms. Specifically the paper includes sections on the future (projections, composition, and demands) of the U.S. workforce; the mismatch between workers’ skills, education levels and job requirements; the many education paths to middle skills jobs; and middle skills jobs and access to middle class jobs. The report also lays out recommendations for steps policymakers and researchers can pursue to ensure all students graduate high school on track to access the career of their choice.
June 29, 2012 | 
Continuing Achieve’s work to gauge the public's awareness of and support for the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned common assessments, a national poll was commissioned in May 2012 to build on the results of Achieve’s August 2011 poll. In those 8-9 months, awareness among teachers on the CCSS and common assessments increased and their support also increased. The voting public continues to give high marks to the idea of having common standards and assessments. When given additional information about the CCSS and the related assessment, their support remains high. It will be crucial to maintain teacher and public enthusiasm for CCSS as they are implemented in thousands of schools across 46 states and the District of Columbia. Read the press release.

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