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c. What policies and practices are in place at the schools in the district to prepare students for postsecondary education and training? d. How do teachers prepare students for postsecondary success? Rigorous instruction 3. District leaders have taken proactive steps to ensure that rigorous instruction is occurring in every classroom as part of their preparation for implementing the Common Core State Standards. a. What are some ways that your district is preparing for the Common Core State Standards? How could district leadership better support the school leaders and teachers in your district to make this transition? b. What supports are available at the school level to help teachers, students, and parents rise to higher academic standards? c. How are teachers helping students master the new standards? 27 Pathways to the Prize Lessons from the 2012 SCORE Prize District Winner