ERIC Number: ED375173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for a Firm Foundation. Pennsylvania Educational Policy Studies Number 20.
Cooley, William W.
School districts throughout Pennsylvania are attempting to implement new state regulations, including the establishment of new standards for high school graduation. As school districts consider standards, they should also make sure that all students have the opportunity to meet those standards. This includes insuring that all students leave third grade reading well enough to profit from subsequent instruction. The General Assembly also has a responsibility to make sure that all districts have the resources to provide all students with the opportunity to learn the skills needed for success in school and the workplace. Extra funding that is needed in high poverty schools could become part of the state's new foundation supplements. The idea of foundation financial support of foundation-skills development, as defined, might help insure adequate funding. Casting the need for foundation support of foundation skills as a serious economic problem may help motivate the public to solve it. Two tables illustrate the discussion. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Howard Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh, PA.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.; Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania