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Achieving Tomorrow

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

A new video series by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Achieving Tomorrow campaign underscores the value of high, comparable education standards. “Teachers really push you to get your work at the distinguished level,” says Ryshawn Cliff, a student at Glenn O. Swing Elementary. “High standards across the board do not allow for excuses,” Tiffany Gruen, a teacher at Howell Elementary adds. Early adopters of high standards, like Kentucky, have experienced success raising student outcomes, and most states that have begun to implement high standards are now seeing similar improvements in proficiency rates and other indicators.

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