GOALS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

EDUCATION: Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

National Goal by 2018,
Cut by half the number of young people who drop out of school – requires improved readiness for kindergarten and closer attention to students as they move through the school system.

1. Readiness to succeed in school
Indicator: Percentage of pre-k to 5 year olds with 3 or 4 (of 4) readiness skills.

2. Academic achievement
Indicator: Percentage of fourth graders who are proficient in reading
Indicator: Public high school on-time graduation rate