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ERIC Number: ED369131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Tracking Our Schools, 1992: Strategies for Achieving Educational Goals. Kentucky's Annual Report to the President.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
During the 1990s, Kentucky has undergone an extensive educational renaissance guided by three milestones: enactment of the 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA); creation of the nation's first Workforce Development Cabinet; and development of the Kentucky Strategic Plan for Higher Education in Kentucky. This report to President Bush describes over 60 of Kentucky's education initiatives and correlates them with 6 national education goals for readiness, school completion, achievement, citizenship, and literacy. Under KERA's goals, schools will: (1) expect high achievement from all students; (2) develop students' communication, thinking, and problem-solving abilities; (3) increase school attendance; (4) reduce dropout and retention rates; (5) reduce physical and mental health barriers to learning; and (6) be measured by students' successful transition to work, postsecondary education, and the military. KERA involves key changes in finance, governance, curriculum, assessment, health and human services, and professional development. Kentucky was the first state to address the critical area of education, training, and lifelong learning for adults through its Cabinet for Workforce Development. The Council on Higher Education Initiatives strengthens and expands cooperative efforts of the 1980s, aiming to improve educational quality and effectiveness, provide equal educational opportunities, improve citizens' educational attainment, and contribute to the state's economic development. (MLH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annual Reports, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, School Readiness, State Legislation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers: Kentucky; National Education Goals 1990