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.
To help state leaders build strategies for sustaining their education agendas over the long run, Achieve launched "Taking Root: Strategies for Sustaining the College- and Career-Ready Agenda," generously funded by the GE Foundation. Through this project, Achieve conducted research on state education policies that have been sustained successfully to better understand the factors that had the most significant impact. Achieve focused on reforms in Indiana, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Texas because these states were able to sustain significant education reforms over at least a decade. This paper summarizes the lessons learned from Achieve's research in the four states and highlights examples and promising strategies from those states and others. Achieve also published separate case studies for each of the four states that go into greater detail on how their reforms were enacted and sustained.