The National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the University of Kentucky College of Education with funding from two of the country's leading foundations -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Former Kentucky Education Commissioner Gene Wilhoit announced last week he is retiring as executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Wilhoit plans to remain at CCSSO until a new executive director assumes the post. Under Wilhoit’s leadership, states have increasingly worked together to address critical issues including higher standards for students, richer assessments of [...]
Three of Kentucky’s top education supporters were recognized for their work in helping advance education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky at Forward in the Fifth’s 25th anniversary celebration and “Unbridled Learning” Educational Summit on Nov. 7 on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.