A new report by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University says Kentucky is a national leader in closing the graduation rate gap for low-income students.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday To create a great system of learning, you must have a system that learns. This is true at the individual student level, as well as at the teacher, classroom, school, district, and state levels. A student moving through school will be more successful if they have a system that learns. For an individual, this [...]
REL Appalachia released a study that should be of interest to all superintendents. The study looked at 11th grade students who did not reach ACT benchmarks and tracked the students to 12th grade to see how many students took senior level transition courses. It also looked at how many students passed the transition courses paving the way to college-ready status. The [...]
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday In a few weeks, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will release findings from a study of our career and technical education programs. KDE requested the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) study pursuant to recent legislation that merged the former Office of Career and Technical Education within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet with [...]
Richard Dodson, assistant professor at Murray State University, is conducting research on the effect No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has had on performing arts education in Kentucky schools since its enactment in January 2002. The study also will focus on what Kentucky performing arts educators believe will happen for their programs as a result of Kentucky’s recent waiver from NCLB. [...]