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Council of Chief State School Officers


GOALS 2000: Educate America Act calls for the development of comprehensive state education strategies that result in the attainment of the national education goals and lifelong learning systems. Under GOALS 2000 programs previously viewed as separate and categorical, but which address specific phases in youth education and development, must now be viewed as part of a system with many reinforcing and essential elements. Under GOALS 2000 diverse programs dealing with early childhood, elementary, middle and secondary education as well as education for employment preparation must begin to function as part of a coordinated continuum of positive development and preparation for life.