ERIC Number: ED420099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Plan for Education in Arizona.
Keegan, Lisa Graham
This booklet presents steps Arizona has taken to reform education in order to improve student achievement. This guide is divided into four parts: (1) overview; (2) moving toward a student-centered system; (3) student achievement; and (4) school finance. The importance of having a well-educated work force is emphasized, as is the importance of student achievement. Issues in student achievement that receive special attention include standards, assessment, professional development, reading and math enrichment and recovery programs, parental involvement, and school safety. In the area of school finance, issues of concern include the Emergency Capital Needs fund, the School Debt and Construction Cost Study Commission, "how" to research a "pay-as-you-go" system of capital construction,"how" to redirect resources paid on interest toward classroom instruction, "how" to fund all schools on a real-time basis, the student accountability information system, and "how" to pay for major educational obligations. Twelve tables of figures offer data on school dropouts, math scores, drugs in the schools, expenditures per capita, and other information. (Contains 19 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona