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