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"Perspective" is a monthly e-newsletter presenting news and views from Achieve. This month's issue commences with a report presenting the recommendations made by Achieve to the Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee for the improvement of the college and career readiness of all students. This issue also reports: (1) 37 states plus the District of Columbia have notified the U.S. Department of Education (USED) that they are planning to compete in the second round of Race to the Top, in which $3.4 billion in economic-stimulus funds are still available; and (2) governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia have committed to developing a common core of state standards in English language arts and mathematics for grades K-12; and (3) the Education Trust and Achieve are launching the nonprofit U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI) with the support of McKinsey & Company under the leadership of Sir Michael Barber, founder and former head of Prime Minister Blair's Delivery Unit. Brief news clips and descriptions of new resources are also included.

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Newsletters, College Preparation, Mathematics Education, Legislation, Language Arts, Age Differences, Adults, Young Adults, Reading Ability

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