Principles & Goals From 2012 Presidents Superintendents Summit

Principle 1:  There must be a major transformation in how we approach career planning and preparation, and how we help students make college and career choices.

Principle 2:  There must be a new focus on what skills, talents and capacities are necessary for the emerging young adult and tomorrow’s citizen-leader, to define the characteristics of the “ideal young adult.”

Principle 3:  There must be opportunities for the well-rounded young adult to become skilled in three important disciplines: 1) STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), 2) the arts, and 3)workplace competencies.

Principle 4:  There must be advocacy with government and legislative leaders to address the challenges posed by such ambitious goals, which may challenge the Commonwealth’s educational policies.

Goals:

  1. Reduce dropouts from both high school and higher education.
  2. Improve college-going rates.
  3. Increase the number of associate and bachelor’s degrees in the Bluegrass.
  4. Increase the employment opportunities for the resulting highly skilled and educated workforce.