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The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is a key partner in the successful implementation of the Nevada Academic Content Standards based on the Common Core State Standards, and all other academic content standards. More rigorous standards like the Common Core Standards are good news for postsecondary educators - here's why:

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is a key partner in the successful implementation of the Nevada Academic Content Standards based on the Common Core State Standards, and all other academic content standards. More rigorous standards like the Common Core Standards are good news for postsecondary educators - here's why:

Students need to be college and career ready. All students graduating from high school college and career-ready is the goal of the standards like the Common Core. These standards are designed to prepare students for success in whatever they choose to do after graduation.
College should not begin with remediation. Too many students entering Nevada universities and community colleges require remedial classes in English and math. The new standards are designed to make that a problem of the past by preparing students for college-level coursework.
They help align instruction PK-20. The new standards fit with Nevada’s vision of education from birth to college and career. By aligning the K-12 system with the expectations of colleges and universities, Nevada will have a more seamless education pipeline from early childhood to postsecondary. And by ensuring that graduates leave high school with the skills they need for college, we set students up for success in higher education and beyond.
Nevada’s Colleges, Schools and Departments of Education within NSHE are actively preparing future teachers in Nevada to teach under the new standards. Please visit NSHE's Common Core State Standards Page for detailed information about how NSHE has actively participated in efforts to support Common Core in Nevada’s schools.

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