Our monthly newsletter includes coalition updates, state spotlights, and news and research you can use to make the case. You’ll also be the first to know about new resources and alignment policy briefs from the Higher Ed for Higher Standards coalition.

Check out our previous newsletters below:


February 21



January 2017  ▪  March 2017  ▪  Leveraging ESSA: Goal Alignment   May 1, 2017   August 30, 2017  October 25, 2017



Aligning Expectations ▪ Seizing the Moment  ▪  March 2016      June 2016   August 2016

Leveraging ESSA   October 2016   November 2016  December 2016 



December 21, 2015  ▪  October 20, 2015  ▪  September 3, 2015  ▪  July 2015

April 2015  ▪  March 2015  ▪  February 2015  ▪  January 2015



November 2014  ▪  September 2014


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Additional Resources from Higher Ed for Higher Standards

The Leveraging ESSA series to provides several resources to support higher ed and K-12 collaboration in state ESSA plans.

Aligning Expectations
The Aligning Expectations toolkit helps higher education leaders get involved in states’ reviews of  standards and/or assessments.

Alignment Policy Brief
The Alignment Policy Brief Series is designed to elevate best practices and inform higher ed leaders of emerging collaborations with K-12.

Seizing the Moment
The Seizing the Moment report on community college alignment shows how collaboration with K–12 can better support students.