ERIC Number: ED311567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Systems: The Three-Year Plan of the Education Commission of the States, 1989-92.
The Policy and Priorities Committee of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) has developed a 3-year plan to guide reform and restructuring of the American public school system. Given the complex challenges facing schools, colleges, and policymakers, ECS focused on three priorities. First, it is necessary to restructure schools, colleges and education systems to ensure higher levels of achievement and higher outcomes for all students. Students should learn not only important skills and information but also how to use the knowledge. Second, it is necessary to attend to the needs of youth at risk of failing school and failing to become productive citizens. Third, minorities need to be brought into full participation in the educational and professional life of the nation. As leaders, ECS will promote several new strategies to aid in accomplishing these tasks: (1) sponsoring debate; (2) providing information to leaders; (3) conducting issue management; and (4) providing strategic assistance partnerships. (SI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Schools
Distribution Center, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80295 (Stock No. GP-89-1; $5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.