About ASCD and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

About ASCD

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 150,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 145 countries—the ASCD community also includes 58 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit www.ascd.org.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Cochair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

This Work Is Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This website was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of a three-year grant to provide both teachers and school leaders with specific information about the Common Core State Standards and to develop and deliver technical assistance for the successful implementation of the standards at the district, school, and classroom levels.

For more information about ASCD's Common Core State Standards resources, visit www.ascd.org/commoncore.

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