Legislation aimed at opening charter schools in the Commonwealth cleared the House and is on its way to the Senate following an unusual process in which the Kentucky General Assembly sought to expedite its approval.
Recent kindergarten readiness results show that only half of Kentucky’s children arrived at school ready to do kindergarten work this year. In response, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood have released a new tool called the “Superintendent Toolbox” to help superintendents improve kindergarten readiness in their communities.
This week, Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd, who represents the Kentucky Department of Education on the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, is my guest blogger. The topic is preschool and how to serve more children who could benefit from a quality early learning experience with the limited funding available. Terry Holliday, Ph.D. Education Commissioner In the coming weeks, the Kentucky [...]
Districts are getting younger students better prepared for school by working with outside agencies.