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Common Core Standards: Implications for Education Reform and Expanded Learning Opportunities

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2009–December 31, 2013
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will support the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in bringing together key stakeholders to consider ways that states can expand access to effective afterschool programs to better ensure students have access to opportunities needed to meet the academic expectations being defined in the Common Core Standards Initiative. Led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, 48 states and territories have agreed to join the Common Core Standards, an initiative to develop common college- and career-ready standards that states can voluntarily adopt. This grant will support: 1) four policy forums on the implications of common core standards for education reform and afterschool; 2) three policy papers based on information from these forums; 3) conference calls and conferences to build knowledge in governors’ offices; and 4) technical assistance to state leaders implementing the common core standards that will help them utilize afterschool to achieve educational outcomes.