After 24 years in the K-12 education space, Achieve has shut its doors. Read the statement from Michael Cohen, President of Achieve here.
Our website www.achieve.org will remain available through December 31, 2020.
Former Achieve science team members have founded the NextGenScience project at WestEd where they will continue working with educators and partners across the nation to improve the quality of science education. Please visit their website and @NextGenScience to learn more about their work. They will continue to serve as stewards of the NGSS, sharing resources with the field through the nextgenscience.org website, NGSSNow newsletter, and @OfficialNGS.
All students should graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.
The 1999 National Education Summit brought together governors, business leaders, and education professionals from across the states to: reaffirm that standards, assessment and accountability are the guiding forces to improving education; and discuss the challenges facing educators and policymakers as they work to implement standards and assessments that are now in place nearly every state in the nation. Summit participants focused on the true aim of the standards movement: not simply writing standards and measuring them, but helping all students achieve them. To reach this goal, Summit participants identified three key challenges facing U.S. schools - improving educator quality, helping all students reach high standards, and strengthening accountability - and agreed to specify how each of their states would address these challenges.