Common Core State Standards Initiative
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Virginia Standards of Learning
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Educational Score Performance
- Country Rankings
- huffingtonpost.com - "The three-yearly OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which compares the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked the United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science and a below-average 25th for mathematics."
- AFP - US falls to average in education ranking
MCCS' most effective Education initiative to date has been the out reach for National School Choice Week. With a Nationwide conference call with Bruno Behrend of The Heartland Institute, and extensive meetings and discussions from new and old school choice advocates, the message is clear - 2011 is the Year for School Choice.
January 27th, 2011 - Augusta, Maine "In an effort to highlight effective education Governor Paul LePage today signed a proclamation recognizing "School Choice Week" in Maine. On January 23 - 29, 2011, School Choice advocates will gather all across the nation to shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child." Read Online
MCCS has three pieces of legislation in the kettle for 2011 on the topic of school choice.
For more information see NSCW