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.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday I recently sent a letter to Kentucky superintendents and board of education chairs asking them to pledge to increase the rates of college and career readiness in their high schools by 50 percent by 2015. This is critical to the success of our students, communities and the economy of the entire state. Our legislative [...]
By Matthew Tungate firstname.lastname@example.org The General Assembly’s 2009 Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) overhauled education in Kentucky, ending the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) and requiring the state Department of Education to establish new, clearer curriculum standards that are better aligned for college readiness and global competition, among other things. However, even superintendents had trouble digesting all the changes – [...]
The Kentucky Board of Education took steps to establish a new ssessment and accountability system will drive schools and districts to improve to make sure students graduate college and career ready at its December meeting.
The state's proposed new accountability system would encompass more than how students perform on tests, according to a proposal presented to the Kentucky Board of Education. The proposed model incorporates all aspects of school and district work and includes measures of principal and teacher effectiveness and school and district support.
KET, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education, has launched Transforming Education in Kentucky: A free, media rich introduction to Senate Bill 1. Seven informational interactive modules are designed for educators, students and parents who want to understand the educational effects of 2009’s Senate Bill 1 (KRS 158.6453). Each module includes readings, videos and interactive exercises. The modules are: [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday A new school year is beginning for Kentucky teachers and students. Here at the Department of Education, we’ve kept busy watching a special legislative session to pass a new two-year budget, submitting the state’s application for Phase 2 of Race to the Top and preparing for this transitional year before changes are implemented as [...]