Governor Beshear signs epinephrine pen legislation

Gov. Steve Beshear this week ceremonially signed House Bill 172, a measure to encourage schools to keep emergency medication on hand for children who can suffer severe, life-threatening allergic reactions. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Addia K. Wuchner, of Florence, encourages schools to keep epinephrine pens on the premises.  These pens are used in emergencies to inject potentially lifesaving medication [...]

By |2020-05-08T14:08:30-04:00April 25, 2013|

Career Pathways bill signed

Last week Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 38 (SB 38), a measure aimed at providing a career pathway process for secondary education in Kentucky. Through a more rigorous academic focus on career and technical education (CTE), the bill provides for a career-based program of study to make students’ high school years more relevant to their futures as working adults. [...]

By |2012-06-19T09:17:43-04:00June 21, 2012|

KBE discusses AdvanceKentucky expansion, legislation

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education heard updates and made decisions on a variety of items. The board heard a report on expansion of the number of schools participating in the AdvanceKentucky Advanced Placement Teacher Training and Incentive Program (APTIP). Sixteen new high schools joined AdvanceKentucky, bringing the total number to 80. The board approved state regulation [...]

By |2020-07-14T09:55:22-04:00April 5, 2012|

The cost of not raising compulsory school attendance

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Twenty-six million dollars is a big number. That is the amount some are estimating it will cost Kentucky taxpayers to raise the compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 18. I and the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) have counted such a change as a top priority in past legislative sessions. The 2012 session [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:00:01-05:00February 7, 2012|
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