We Raise N.J., a coalition of groups including the N.J. PTA, N.J. School Boards Association, Garden State Coalition of Schools, N.J. Association of School Administrators, and JerseyCAN, and the N.J. Council of Community Colleges, and the N.J. Principals and Supervisors Association, states its mission:
We Raise NJ formed in response to recent changes impacting New Jersey students and parents such as the introduction of the Common Core and the use of new state assessments. Our mission is to foster honest conversations about how these kinds of changes can improve student achievement and forge deeper collaboration between parents, educators and community leaders to make it happen. As our educators work to implement these changes, we are pledging to support parents and students through this time of transition.
The site currently includes resources on PARCC and Common Core, as well as news stories. Already 3,000 parents have signed up!