college/career readiness

Education and the State of the Commonwealth

Terry Holliday It was my honor to attend the State of the Commonwealth speech last week when Gov. Steve Beshear made his eighth and final such address. A written copy of the full speech is available online, as is a video and audio recording courtesy of KET. It was very exciting to have the governor list the amazing [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:27:27-04:00January 13, 2015|

Employers part of team on career readiness

Terry Holliday More than ever before, preparing students to become college- and career-ready (CCR) involves a close partnership among K-12 schools, higher education and the business world. Two events from December illustrate that point. The first involved the “career” aspect. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a report urging that states take several steps to [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:23:29-05:00January 6, 2015|

Half of incoming kindergarten students ready to succeed in school

Terry Tolan, executive director of the Governors Office of Early Childhood, center, has a group of student demonstrate a sample of the kindergarten readiness screener, like identifying where your ear is located, during a press conference with Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, left, and Gov. Steve Beshear, right, at the Capitol.Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 30, 2013 Nearly half of [...]

By |2019-04-08T14:15:52-04:00February 3, 2014|

Lt. Gov. Abramson joins Campbell County officials to launch ‘Close the Deal’

Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson  joined local officials, educators and the business community yesterday to launch a state pilot program challenging Campbell County High School seniors to pursue additional education after they graduate.   The Close the Deal initiative creates a college-going culture in high schools for students who aren’t yet considering higher education. The program supports high school counselors, and [...]

By |2012-10-03T13:29:27-04:00October 4, 2012|
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