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.
In an effort 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), Achieve commissioned an original analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics/O*NET data. The Future of the U.S. Workforce: The Limited Career Prospects for High School Graduates Without Additional Education and Training uncovered that while there are a good proportion of jobs that require only a high school diploma or less, they typically pay less; offer fewer opportunities for advancement, leadership, and prestige; and require far fewer skills than middle skills jobs, suggesting individuals really do need additional education/training across skills areas to advance.