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A Review of the 1996 National Education Summit

A Review of the 1996 National Education Summit

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At the 1996 National Education Summit, the nation's governors and business leaders pledged to work together, state by state, to raise standards and achievement in public schools. The Summit also led to the creation of Achieve, Inc., which was designed to help states raise academic standards, improve assessments and strengthen accountability. (Published 1996) More information is at http://www.achieve.org/Summits
At the 1996 National Education Summit, the nation's governors and business leaders pledged to work together, state by state, to raise standards and achievement in public schools. The Summit also led to the creation of Achieve, Inc., which was designed to help states raise academic standards, improve assessments and strengthen accountability. (Published 1996) More information is at http://www.achieve.org/Summits

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