The nature of education

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Kentucky has been featured in numerous state and national media sources recently for the improved performance in college- and career-readiness rates and graduation rates. As commissioner, I have been very proud of the efforts of teachers, administrators, students and education partners in implementing Senate Bill 1 (2009) which required more rigorous standards, assessments, accountability [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:24:29-04:00November 4, 2014|

Beshear named chair of national education, workforce committee

Gov. Steve Beshear has been named chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and NGA Vice Chair Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary), as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members [...]

By |2013-10-23T11:32:31-04:00October 24, 2013|

More students taking, scoring higher on AP exams

The number of Kentucky public high school students taking Advanced Placement (AP) examinations and scoring at high levels continues to rise, data released today from the College Board indicate.  Since 2007, the number of Kentucky public high school students taking AP examinations has risen by nearly 44 percent. The number of tests scored at 3, 4 or 5 has increased [...]

By |2019-08-30T15:31:45-04:00September 15, 2011|
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