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Schools Consortium Calls for Bilingualism

According to a new “federal accountability framework” released by the forward-thinking Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, “Federal law should: A. Establish college and career readiness (CCR) as the goal for all students, recognizing that 21st century success requires student mastery of deep content knowledge; ability and fluency in more than one language; the ability to apply that knowledge through higher order skills; and the possession of essential non-cognitive competencies, such as perseverance, self-regulation, and confidence.
The consortium, a unique network of some of the nation’s “most successful districts and district leaders, is committed to world-class learning for all students. Its stated mission is to “significantly advance systemic education improvement and innovation in policy and practice to benefit all students.”
Consortium districts collectively serve more than 1.3 million students. Members are Arlington PS, VA; Baltimore County PS, MD; Beaverton SD, OR; Bellevue SD, WA; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC; Cobb County SD, GA; Fairfax County PS, VA; Fulton County Schools, GA; Greenville County Schools, SC; Gwinnett County PS, GA; Mesa PS, AZ; Montgomery County PS, MD; SD U-46, IL; Poway Unified SD, CA; and Virginia Beach City PS, VA.

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