The Common Core State Standards, adopted by 45 states (including Massachusetts), establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America's children for success in college and in the work environment.  The nation is coming together around a common and rigorous set of expectations and goals.
    Leading change within a school district or state education agency takes a committed and sustained effort.  No greater task confronts our state and district leaders today than preparing our students to meet these new expectations.  The ability of our students to reach their full potential - and by extension, our nation's ability to compete and lead in a global world environment - depends on our ability to take full advantage of this moment in time.
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