The National Governors Association (NGA) today released a report, Realizing the Potential: How Governors Can Lead Effective Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, to provide governors and other state policymakers with guidance to transition their school systems to the standards. The guide focuses on implementing standards that 44 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have adopted.
“The development and widespread adoption by states of the CCSS is an historic milestone in American education,” said Dane Linn, director of the NGA Center for Best Practice’s Education Division. “Implementing the CCSS in schools and K-12 classrooms has the potential to transform education in the United States by narrowing achievement gaps and ensuring that every student graduates high school ready for college and work.”
In addition to supporting effective implementation of the CCSS, NGA, CCSSO and National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) are committed to developing a long-term governance structure with leadership from governors, chief state school officers, and other state policymakers.
For more information or to download the publication, visit www.nga.org/cms/center/edu.
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