Achieve Inc., a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that helps states raise academic standards, improve assessments, and strengthen school accountability, has launched a new online resource, called “Business Tools for Better Schools,” that aims to serve as an online toolkit for more effective business involvement in America’s public schools. The site provides downloadable tools for effective corporate involvement, including checklists and sample presentations, as well as snapshots of promising business-led education initiatives. It also features information on state and local business organizations committed to education reform. In making the case for why businesses should help support education, the site highlights three of the business community’s top priorities: (1) ensuring that graduates are ready for work and college; (2) strengthening the science, technology, engineering, and math pipeline; and (3) maximizing data-driven decisions in education. It’s a resource school leaders should consider sharing with businesses in their own communities. “There is no question that the business community has been, for over 20 years, a critical partner in education reform,” said Mike Cohen, president of Achieve. “Continuing–and expanding–business involvement in education reform is essential. We are pleased to be able to offer this valuable tool to help companies and business organizations get, and stay, involved in education reform.”