Welcome to the Oregon Core to College website. Core to College is a three-year, multi-state grant initiative sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors with funding provided by the Lumina Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Along with nine other states, Oregon received the Core to College grant in December 2011. 

All Core to College states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in K-12 education, which will be fully implemented in Oregon in 2014-15. The CCSS were designed to provide students with a rigorous foundation in mathematics and English Language Arts/literacy which enables them to meet postsecondary expectations for the knowledge and skills of entry-level students. Given these new standards, the Core to College project seeks to improve alignment between the postsecondary and K-12 sectors and to provide more seamless educational transitions which enable access to postsecondary education and support student persistence and success.