In 2010, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers initiated the Common Core State Standards effort, and by the end of last year, a majority of states agreed to set college- and career-ready standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and develop assessment systems that gauge student progress. This effort represents a historic opportunity to align K-12 and postsecondary education, and in particular, to drive student preparation for college.

For highlights of the event, and for more information about the CCSS movement, click on the video above.

On September 15, Lumina Foundation held a federal briefing for more than 60 attendees at the Senate Dirksen Building, featuring:

  • Sue Cain, College Readiness and Developmental Education, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
  • Dane Linn, Director, Education Division of NGA Center for Best Practices
  • Sheri Ranis, Program Director, Lumina Foundation for Education
  • Carrie Heath Phillips, Program Director, CCSSO
  • Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation for Education
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One Response to Common Core State Standards: “It’s About Improving Education for All Americans. Bottom Line.”

  1. Jo Dee Walsh says:

    Where does IL stand on adopting/becoming a “Common Core” state? How would you recommend we organize ourselves and persuade others that this is the way to go in Illinos? What is our circle of influence and to whom do we make the appeal? Who else is working on this in Illinios?

    Thank you

    Jo Dee Walsh