The future of our children and of our country depends on how well they are prepared for success after high school – whether that means college, career training or the workplace.

In the 2014-2015 school year, most states will transition to new K-12 academic standards for math and English language arts. Developed by experienced educators, leaders and experts nationwide, these Common Core State Standards are benchmarked to top performing schools around the world.

These new standards are higher, fewer and clearer. They are higher, raising our expectations for students. They are fewer, allowing more time to be spent on the fundamentals. They are clearer, ensuring parents, students and teachers know what is expected for each grade level. Ultimately, they will better prepare children for the rapidly changing world that awaits them.

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