ERIC Number: ED170900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-12
Reference Count: N/A
Identification, Analysis, and Resolution of Significant Educational Issues for the Executive Branch of Government.
Price, James E.
The purpose of this paper was to identify and analyze educational issues of agencies and institutions of higher education that are under the jurisdiction of the secretary of education of Virginia. Additional purposes were to enable the governor and the secretary of education to focus attention on significant educational issues, to initiate state educational policy, to provide central direction in formulation of the state's educational budgets, to exercise appropriate educational policy management, to improve allocation of resources to education, to provide periodic review of existing educational programs, and to resolve significant educational issues. Some 323 issues were reviewed and 67 significant issues screened for further definition by agencies. The results included the following: (1) one significant issue was analyzed, (2) a loan authority was established to provide financial aid to students, (3) Virginia's two schools for the deaf and blind were merged, (4) a forms management program was implemented to reduce paper work, (5) a revised state plan was developed to identify and diagnose children who were handicapped, (6) capital outlay needs were identified and some were resolved through a bond referendum, and (7) an increase was made in education appropriations. The paper includes an extensive appendix of material used. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia