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High Achievement New York launches

ALBANY— A new statewide education organization launched efforts this week to support the implementation of a set of clear, consistent educational standards in New York State – a step that will better prepare students regardless of background for college and successful careers.

The members and leadership of High Achievement New York will:

  • Engage parents, teachers, students and business leaders across the state to support the implementation and preservation of the New York State Learning Standards;
  • Educate and mobilize New Yorkers across the state who support the standards;
  • Drive the public discussion of higher educational standards by generating local press coverage and social media activities tailored to key decision-maker

“Business leaders – large and small – understand the importance of a skilled work force,” said Heather Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State. “Our businesses cannot succeed without one. That’s why we support the Common Core as an effective means to address these issues and set real-world standards for our schools. These higher standards will help us prepare our students for an America that maintains its place as an economic leader in the 21stcentury.”

High Achievement New York will give New Yorkers an organized platform to support the Common Core, as well as provide information on what the new standards will mean for our children and the future of New York State. It will seek to provide community and educator driven solutions to issues that arise as Common Core is integrated into local schools. The group will specifically target parents who want their kids to be prepared for college and careers to business owners who understand first-hand the need for a skilled work force.

With Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature moving forward in the recently-passed budget, the leaders of High Achievement New York urge parents, teachers and business leaders to go to and support the effort to make sure every student has access to a quality education