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Teacher ImageThis resource is for those interested in media coverage of issues at the heart of Achieve's agenda: high-quality standards, assessments and accountability systems; links between and among K–12, higher education and careers; and stronger high school course requirements. To receive press announcements via email, please contact us. Achieve press releases are organized chronologically below.

July 28, 2016

Achieve and the National School Boards Association Announce Partnership to Support School Boards in Reducing Unnecessary Testing

April 11, 2016

Former Colorado Interim Education Commissioner Elliott Asp Joins Achieve

March 30, 2016

Civic Entrepreneur and Education Innovator Chris Gabrieli Joins Achieve Board

March 14, 2016

New Report Shows Far Too Few U.S. High School Graduates Academically Prepared

February 25, 2016

National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía Joins Achieve Board

January 28, 2016

New Report Shows States Making Progress Toward Closing “Honesty Gap”

January 6, 2016

Former Maine Governor McKernan and University of Maryland Professor Gates Join Achieve Board

January 5, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The New York Times on High School Diplomas and College and Career Readiness

December 15, 2015

In Case You Missed It: How the States Got Their Rates

October 28, 2015

Statement from Achieve President Michael Cohen on 2015 NAEP Results

October 19, 2015

New Report Shows Wide Variation, Lack of Alignment to College and Workforce Expectations in High School Diplomas

October 8, 2015

Parents Say Better Communication from Schools Needed to Help their Children Graduate College and Career Ready

July 29, 2015

New Hampshire Governor Hassan Joins Achieve Board

July 22, 2015

Employers and College Faculty Report Gaps in Recent Graduates' Preparedness in New National Survey

July 9, 2015

Achieve Releases New Briefs Highlighting Career and Technical Education in Massachusetts and Ohio

May 14, 2015

New Report Highlights Large Gaps between State Test Results and 2013 NAEP Results

May 4, 2015

Teacher Panel Identifies 101st Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative

April 15, 2015

Achieve and Teaching Channel Launch New EQuIP Videos

April 9, 2015

Testimony of Achieve President Michael Cohen to the Indiana House Education Committee

March 12, 2015

Achieve and Teaching Channel Release New Videos About the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

March 5, 2015

Statement from Michael Cohen on New Common Core Instructional Materials Resources

March 3, 2015

New Sample Student Reports Will Help States Communicate Assessment Results to Families and Educators 

February 4, 2015

New EQuIP Call to Action Seeks High-Quality Materials Aligned to Common Core

January 29, 2015

New Report Details States’ Progress in Advancing College and Career Readiness

December 17, 2014

Recent High School Graduates Report Not Being Prepared for College and Career According to New National Survey

November 20, 2014

Prudential Financial's Vice Chairman Mark Grier to Lead Achieve Board

November 18, 2014

Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

November 14, 2014

Achieve and Teaching Channel Launch New EQuIP Video

October 28, 2014

Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative

August 12, 2014

June 5, 2014

Achieve Announces Launch of Student Assessment Inventory Tool

April 17, 2014

Achieve's State Support Team Grows

March 14, 2014

National Survey Shows Common Standards and Common Tests Have Solid Voter Support

December 3, 2013
November 20, 2013
November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013
November 7, 2013
October 1, 2013
February 11, 2013

January 9, 2013

New Guides Help School Leaders Support Common Core State Standards Implementation  

October 3, 2012

SHRM-Achieve Joint Survey: Higher Education Levels Will Be Required For Most of Tomorrow's Jobs  

September 13, 2012

New 50-State Report From Achieve Details States' Commitment to College and Career Readiness  

August 1, 2012

Achieve Receives New Grant from GE Foundation to Strengthen Focus on Common Core Implementation Efforts  

June 29, 2012

National Survey Shows Strong Support For Common Core State Standards  

May 24, 2012

New Report Urges Education Leaders to Engage CTE Community in Common Core State Standards Implementation

May 5, 2012

Common Core Math Standards Implementation Can Lead to Improved Student Achievement

April 27, 2012

New Research Links Common Core Math Standards to Higher Achievement

March 30, 2012
New Poll Shows Strong Support for Improving Science Education 

November 29, 2011
Six More States Join Effort to Write Next Generation Science Standards