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We welcome trailblazers, influencers, and decisions makers committed to continuous improvement of
our states’ education systems. We’re relentless in this effort.  Join us and
we will translate your passion into impact. 

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Aligned was founded on the premise that the business community has the obligation,
opportunity and capacity to increase the college and workforce readiness of all students
through an ambitious, aggressive and comprehensive reform agenda.

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Students Not Ready

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Students are our future workforce. Let’s help prepare them for the jobs, careers and futures ahead.

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Some of Our Supporters:

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