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Drop out, educator effectiveness, preschool funding and career and technical education reorganization all approved during short session.
This is not a budget session, but rather a short, 30-day session that traditionally focuses on policy issues.
The Kentucky Department of Education has received several questions about preschool funding and is clarifying that preschool funding was not cut by the General Assembly.
Districts are getting younger students better prepared for school by working with outside agencies.
The Kentucky Board of Education is supporting legislation this session that would increase compulsory school attendance from age 16 to 18, provide funding flexibility to school districts and adjust the preschool funding formula.
Data collection in district helps preschool students better prepare for kindergarten.
Kentucky’s state-funded pre-K program rates are among the highest in the nation according to a report by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).
The Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) presented Gov. Steve Beshear with its final report, including 35 recommendations that the group believes would enable Kentucky to better prepare all of its students for success in the 21st century, on Feb. 21.
Improving early childhood programs is a vital strategy for increasing the numbers of students who finish high school prepared to enter college, the military and the workforce, said Rob Dugger, a Virginia investment executive who chairs the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, a coalition of economists, policy experts and advocates focused on programs for young children.