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Media release
Educational excellence requires accountability, standards, incentives, report says

Extent: web page
Description: Announces the report
Date: August 11, 2000
Subject(s): Education; Secondary education; Children;
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency).
Contributor: Gerry Drewry
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency)

Who is responsible for making sure our kids are really doing well at school? A study just released by Minnesota Planning, “Educational Accountability: the Pursuit of Excellence in Minnesota Schools,” emphasizes the need for partnership and commitment from the family, the wider community, persons working in education and those who support it at state and local levels.

The study also explores the need for the K-12 education system to embrace standards in order to focus energy and resources on improving academic performance and to eliminate underachievement. It includes examples from other states and suggests incentives for students and teachers.

This “Perspectives” report, produced by the Critical Issues Team at Minnesota Planning, is one of a series examining emerging issues that could have a significant impact on Minnesota. Call 651-296-3985 to obtain a copy, or read it on the Minnesota Planning web site,

Minnesota Planning is a state agency that develops long-range plans for the state, stimulates public participation in Minnesota's future and coordinates activities among all levels of government.

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