ERIC Number: ED485246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
Goals for Education. Challenge to Lead: West Virginia
Southern Regional Education Board
The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of West Virginia's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s, SREB states have an economic vitality not dreamed of just two generations ago." Since then, the nation and the South have experienced significant economic challenges. Many believe that educational progress is the key to long-term economic vitality, particularly in transforming the region's economy from its historically agricultural and manufacturing roots into a knowledge-based enterprise. SREB states need an educational system that will stimulate economic activity and ensure a higher quality of life for all. SREB states have made remarkable gains when they have identified goals, worked toward them and reported on progress year after year. To push and expand on these accomplishments in the next decade, SREB states issued Challenge to Lead in step with regional economic and educational needs and consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act. Reaching these goals depends upon action and leadership.
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs, Equal Education, Accountability, Profiles, Enrollment Trends, Public Education, Educational Finance, Student Diversity, Postsecondary Education, Graduation Rate, Student Evaluation
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.