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Higher Education Leaders Form Coalition in Support of Common Core

Education Week (06/10/14) Adams, Caralee

The Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a coalition of more than 200 college presidents and state higher education leaders from 33 states, has formed to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The new coalition says the CCSS are necessary to improve college- and career-readiness of incoming students. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor and National Association of System Heads Vice Chair John Morgan says, "Remediation slows down student progress and, in some cases, puts a halt to the college experience. ... We believe the common-core standards, with their focus on critical thinking and problem solving, can help improve student success." The Collaborative for Student Success, a grant-making initiative funded by several education foundations, has helped the initiative provide resources to educators, businesses, and communities to support implementation of the CCSS, and the coalition wants to begin work at the state level to focus debate on student learning.
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