The Kentucky Board of Education and ACT joined together to recognize several Kentuckians who exemplify the state’s commitment to college- and career-readiness and preparing students for success.
Teachers and administrators at East Carter High School are happy to demonstrate some of the best practices that helped them turn around their test scores.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Event gives high school seniors important college connections.
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 [...]
Operation Preparation helps students plan for the future.
Goal of the program is to increase student rigor and independent thinking.