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 give states the information they need to sustain hard-fought education reform policy changes effectively, Achieve, funded by the GE Foundation, conducted research on state education reforms that have been sustained successfully for over a decade or more. The Texas story is remarkable in its continuity. The state’s standards-based reforms have evolved over the past 25 years, as Texas has consistently and incrementally ratcheted up the expectations for students, teachers and schools alike. How did this come to be? What pieces needed to be in place for the standards-based reforms to take root in Texas? What type of leadership drove and sustained these reforms? Achieve hopes the answers to these questions can help other state leaders, wherever they may be on their road to reform, replicate successful strategies and accelerate school-system reform on their home turf.