And Florida makes 33
Gov. Charlie Crist announced last night that Florida has joined the American Diploma Project, which aims to better prepare high school students for college and the work force. "Florida has a proven track record of improving student performance across all grade levels," Crist said in a press release sent out at 5:25 p.m. "By working collaboratively with other states, we can maximize our efforts on behalf of our students."
The state Board of Education, meeting in Tallahassee, was scheduled to hear more about the project last night from Michael Cohen, president of Achieve Inc., which is the bipartisan group behind it. "Through the American Diploma Project, Florida joins forces with states across the nation in an effort to transform our high schools and better prepare our students for what lies beyond graduation - whether that's college or a career," Education Commissioner Eric J. Smith said in another written statement sent out last night.