ERIC Number: ED357422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas School Reform: A Quest for Quality. A Guide for Board Members.
Kansas Association of School Boards, Topeka.
In 1991, the Kansas Association of School Boards began a program called Quest for Quality. The program is based on the belief that public schools must adjust to changes in children, families, communities, and economic and political conditions in the nation and the world. Quest for Quality also reaffirms the American school system's responsiveness to community needs and values through the locally elected school board. This guide is designed to help school board members understand the history of school reform nationally and in Kansas, and to respond to those reforms. Several national educational reform efforts outlined include the National Education Goals, the "America's Choice" report, the SCANS report, National Education Goals Report, America 2000, New American Schools, and"Redefining the Possible: Achieving the National Goals." Kansas reform efforts include state strategic directions, Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA), the School District Finance Act, initiatives on behalf of children by the Kansas State Legislature, and the Kansas Commission on Education Restructuring and Accountability. In addition, the QPA plan is outlined to help school boards meet the plan's requirements. These requirements include data collection, school profiles, improvement plans, and the 10 goals, or outcomes, all schools must work toward. A glossary and questions and answers about QPA are included. (JPT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Association of School Boards, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas