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.
Five times in the history of the United States, the nation’s governors have gathered with business and education leaders to discuss actions necessary to improve public education.
Together, the National Education Summits have been instrumental in creating and sustaining public support for the drive to raise standards and improve performance in schools.
At the 1996 Summit, the nation’s governors and business leaders pledged to work together, state by state, to raise standards and achievement in public schools. The Summit also led to the creation of Achieve to help states raise academic standards, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability.
1996 Summit Review (PDF)
The 1999 Summit examined the capacity of schools and school systems to deliver on the promise of high standards for all children, and it produced an unprecedented set of commitments across the states to improve the quality of teaching, provide supports to struggling students, and tighten accountability systems so that no children are left behind.
The 2001 Summit focused on helping states address two key challenges: increasing the capacity of teachers and schools to meet higher standards and expanding testing and accountability systems to provide better data and stronger incentives for high student achievement.
The National Education Summit on High Schools was hosted by Achieve and the National Governors’ Association, with 45 governors, CEOs from some of the nation's largest businesses, and leading K–12 and postsecondary education leaders participating. On the Summit's final day, Achieve announced the launch of the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network – a coalition that now includes 35 pioneering states.
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