Eight National Education Goals have been defined by the Governors and the Congress to improve learning and teaching in the nation's education system. The goals help provide a national framework for education reform and promote systemic changes needed to ensure equitable educational opportunities and high levels of educational achievement for all students.

Goal 1 - Ready to Learn

Goal 2 - School Completion

Goal 3 - Student Achievement and Citizenship

Goal 4 - Teacher Education and Professional Development

Goal 5 - Mathematics and Science

Goal 6 - Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Goal 7 - Safe, Disciplined, and Alcohol- and Drug-free Schools

Goal 8 - Parental Participation

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