Preparing Students for Success
In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.
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ESSA gives states the power to design their own education system, but holds states to clear and consistent guidelines for preparing students.
These clear guidelines set what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math, English, and language arts.
These standards will help students graduate high school able to succeed in college and the workforce.
The implementation of these new standards and the creation of high-quality assessments provide an unprecedented opportunity to prepare ALL students, no matter their zip code. But policy alone won't close the skills gap. It will take all of us to support our students and teachers as they rise to the challenge of higher standards.
The world is a more demanding place today than ever before.
It is vitally important that we—as business leaders, employers, and parents—speak out loud and clear that we have a role to play in helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an increasingly demanding and competitive workplace.
Let's start today.