ERIC Number: ED411609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming the Education System: The 1997 Education Agenda.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Improvement efforts in American education must be supported and sustained. The 1997 "Education Agenda" identifies the Education Commission of the States' priorities for 1997-98 and describes the broader context within which education systems exist. It provides an overview of the following transformational forces in education: the impacts of brain research, technology, the implementation of academic standards and assessments, new approaches to school governance, demands for performance, alternatives to public schools, and the changing nature of "the learner." A list of ECS priorities is included. The enclosed 1996-97 "Highlights" summarizes ESC's accomplishments and briefly reviews its financial status. The "Highlights" points out that ECS significantly strengthened service in two areas--the provision of technical assistance and accountability to constituents. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Brain, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Performance
ECS Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Publication No. GP-97-1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.