NYC works to boost college, career readiness of students

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott explains his decision to support more rigorous standards for high-school graduation, saying many students are now unprepared for college and career. He writes that in 2011, 1 in 4 students who took the ACT college entrance exam met each of the four benchmarks. The foundation for New York City's new standards will be the Common Core State Standards, which he writes will help students develop the skills they need to be successful.

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