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Mission & History

The 21st century economy is the most competitive in world history. It is an economy that requires a growing number of educated and skilled workers. Yet, on international assessments, American students rank 21st in science and 27th in math, behind their peers in countries like Singapore, Japan and Canada. We need to reverse this trend if America is to continue its dominant role. We believe our states’ leaders, educators, parents and students are ready and able to achieve that goal.

State Initiatives provides customized, strategic support to state decision makers. The program was launched in 2009 in response to requests for assistance from lawmakers and policymakers who were interested in advancing reforms that are part of the Florida Formula for Student Achievement or are innovative ways to improve the quality of education. See how Florida ranks in the Top 10 for student learning and achievement.

Our Mission

To build an American education system that equips every child to achieve his or her God-given potential.

Our Vision

An education system that maximizes every student’s potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century.

Our Guiding Principles

  • All children can learn.
  • All children should learn at least a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time.
  • All children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success.

Our Approach

Learn more on our approach to turning education reform into reality.