Resources

College and Career Readiness

The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable, a WestEd initiative, organizes events throughout the state to bring together diverse groups to improve education. Past meetings have included provocative discussions with state and national leaders as well as working sessions with local educators and community members. Join an upcoming meeting in your community to learn more and get involved.
"'College and career readiness' is the umbrella under which many education and workforce policies, programs and initiatives thrive." (Achieve, Inc., 2012)
With initial funding from the Helios Education Foundation, 10 mayors from across the state have formed the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. The virtual organization—managed by WestEd, a research, development and service agency—will provide an important way for mayors to have in-depth discussions about education initiatives and develop common, cohesive strategies for addressing local problems.

College and Career Readiness

Business Resources for a College- and Career-Ready America This page on the Achieve website provides resources for business leaders to better understand the Common Core Standards and the importance of college and career readiness.
A First Look at the Common Core and College and Career Readiness This report by ACT examines student performance as it relates to the Common Core State Standards and college and career readiness. The report discusses findings from a sample of a quarter-million typical high school students and discusses how states, districts and schools can support implementation of the standards.
Why College- and Career-Ready Standards This succinct one-pager from Achieve explains why changing educational standards is important for all students to meet the challenges of the 21st century and how college- and career-ready academic standards provide the foundation for the curriculum, assessments and instruction that equip students to meet these challenges.