ERIC Number: ED464421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Ensuring the Education Rights of All Children. The 2001 Council Priority.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Members of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have been deeply involved in re-creating America's educational system to prepare it for the new century. They have been strong advocates and effective partners in designing and implementing standards-based reform, supporting higher quality professional practice in the classroom, more opportunity for early childhood education, and extended learning beyond the regular school day and year. Council members, however, still need to pay attention to criticism and confront issues realistically. Comprehensive standards-based strategies involve teachers being prepared for and supported to teach to the new academic standards, students having access to the programs and materials they are expected to master, and schools having authority to make program, personnel, and budgetary decisions to ensure all students meet the standards. Council agenda items for 2001 include promoting instructional change in every classroom, identifying examples of districts and schools that improve, measuring progress more effectively, developing broad support, coordinating services, enhancing states' roles, supporting the Deputies' Leadership Commission's actions in strengthening state leadership for learning, and implementing the CCSSO Action Plan for leadership for learning. (RT)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Standards
Council of Chief State School Officers, Attn: Publications, One Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-336-7016; Fax: 202-408-8072. For full text: http://www.ccsso.org/priority2001.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.