ERIC Number: ED396379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships for Educating Colorado Students: Continuing the Commitment. Bringing Out the Best in All of Our Students. An Education Planning Framework for Colorado Communities.
The Colorado Education Goals Panel, appointed by Governor Roy Romer in 1995 to meet the challenge of raising student achievement levels, is a 40-member planning group co-chaired by the Governor and Commissioner Bill Randall. The group includes parents, educators, business and civic leaders, policymakers, and administrators from higher education. This document contains the results of the planning framework for local communities developed by the panel. The framework is structured around eight state educational goals. Each goal area provides a rationale for its importance, examines current school-improvement efforts, recommends the next steps, and lists indicators of progress. The eight goals include: (1) Establish and maintain clear standards for what students must know and be able to do; (2) implement assessments to ensure that students are meeting high academic standards; (3) align curriculum and instruction to standards and assessments; (4) prepare and support educators to enable students to reach high standards; (5) begin education early to ensure that students are ready to learn when they enter school; (6) create safe, disciplined, and drug-free learning environments; (7) promote partnerships and establish links among the education (pre-K through 16), parent, and business communities to support children and schools; and (8) share responsibility and be accountable for results. A directory of resources and a map locating community Partnerships for Educating Colorado Students Local Improvement Grants are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado Education Goals Panel, Denver.