Highlights of 'Goals 2000'

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The "goals 2000: educate America act'' passed by the Senate would:

  • Authorize $400 million for education-reform grants for states. States would be required to submit plans for boosting student achievement.
  • Codify the six national education goals and add new ones on parental involvement and teacher professional development.
  • Formally authorize the National Education Goals Panel and create a new National Education Standards and Improvement Council to set model national standards and certify state standards.
  • Create a new occupational-skills-standards board to set model occupational standards.

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