ERIC Number: ED347627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Public Education: Positioned for Progress in the 1990s. Annual Joint Report on Preschool through Graduate Education in Tennessee.
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.
Plans for restructuring Tennessee public education have been interrupted by the prolonged national recession and a $276.4 million reduction in the 1991-92 state education budget. The state's 1991 Annual Joint Report identified 26 essential educational objectives. Although progress in some areas has been limited, Tennessee has achieved a 25 percent yearly increase in GED recipients; a 15 percent yearly increase in college-bound high school graduates; a 10 percent increase in state public college graduate rates; an improvement in black participation rate in Tennessee higher education; a declining high school dropout rate; a decrease in elementary grade-level retention rates; an improvement in state and ACT achievement test scores; an increase in state-licensed teachers; an increase in school-business partnerships and school-based management; and an increase in university research and private gifts and grants. During 1992, state and local policy makers should provide adequate funding for all education levels; create a statewide technology network; encourage increased usage of educational technology; enroll all 4-year-old at-risk children and their families in early childhood and parent involvement programs; and increase applied university research. Appendices contain joint report requirements, high school graduation and state college entry requirements, national and state education goals, the State Board of Education master education plan, the Tennessee Challenge 200 program, and related documents. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.