1/6/2017 · The K-12 system stands for ‘from kindergarten to 12th grade’. This equates roughly to a school starting age of around five through to Grade 12 at around the age of 18.
The responsibility for K-12 education rests with the states under the Constitution. There is also a compelling national interest in the quality of the nation’s public schools. Therefore, the federal government, through the legislative process, provides assistance to the states and schools in an effort to supplement, not supplant, state support.
Is K–12 education the law of the land?
The ESEA essentially made K–12 education the law of the land. Since its inception, public K–12 has been debated and subject to several waves of reform throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
What are the four key objectives of K-12 education?
Some students enroll in K-12 education in private schools while others attend public schools. Regardless of location, the U.S. government establishes four key objectives for learning, which are to prepare students for college and work, advance their skills, utilize data systems and improve lowest-achieving schools.