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Frequently Asked Questions: School Readiness, Early Learning Standards and the Common Core Curriculum


April 2013

School readiness was the first of the Seven National Educational Goals established in 1989 by President Bush and the nation’s Governors and became part of a broad array of education reforms in the Bush, Clinton, and subsequent administrations. This goal not only includes children being ready for school, but schools being ready for children.

This document answers several frequently asked questions about readiness and early learning standards.