Friday, January 22, 2021
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Ensuring a strong public education system is top priority

Commissioner Pruitt shares his thoughts about the implications of House Bill 520, which was signed into law in March and gives local school boards and the mayors of Lexington and Louisville the authority to authorize charter schools.

Share your thoughts on the proposed new accountability system

We're getting ready to kick off another round of Town Hall meetings across Kentucky to get your input into what you think about the state's proposed new accountability system.

Changes offer new opportunities

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says when it comes to education, we have to put politics aside, take ownership for our responsibility as education shareholders and simply make the best decisions for students and their future success.

Opening our classrooms to career talk

Jenkins Independent's Sabrina Tackett describes how even high-achieving students can face obstacles in the classroom due to the challenges they face at home.

All students deserve opportunities to find their passion

A trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s State Marching Band Championships got me thinking about how important opportunity is for all of our students.

Achievement and opportunity gaps inform, not define, us

As a nation, we talk a lot about the achievement gap. While the achievement gap is an important thing to keep an eye on, it’s not the only gap that matters.

Kentucky schools on national Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Six Kentucky public school districts have been named to the 6th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, the College Board has announced.

Eliminating the opportunity gap

Despite the improvement we have seen, we, as a state, still have a lot of work to do. We have a significant achievement gap that needs to be addressed.