Kentucky Submits Waiver Application for NCLB on Monday

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says he feels positive about Kentucky’s application to waive federal requirements under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Several states will be turning in applications Monday for exemptions from NCLB regulations that many consider outdated and unrealistic. Kentucky was one of the first states to announce its decision to […]

Academy at Shawnee Impresses Education Secretary Arne Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in Louisville to promote President Barack Obama’s jobs bill onThursday, which would invest around $390 million in Kentucky schools and create thousands of jobs. Some suggest Duncan should use his position to change education assessments. States will have the chance to submit applications to waive the federal No […]

U.S. Secretary of Education Visits Louisville Next Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Louisville next week as a keynote speaker at the 38th National Conference for Middle School Educators. Duncan will be joined by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Duncan’s speech will focus on federal education policy and goals. Holliday will address state issues, including changing accountability measures and next-generation […]

Beshear Requests Waiver From No Child Left Behind Standards

by Angela Hatton, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky officials want to replace federal education standards with new state measurements. Governor Steve Beshear sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today requesting a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act’s accountability model. State Education Department spokeswoman Lisa Gross says Senate Bill 1, which passed […]

Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds

Kentucky was on the list of 16 finalists the U.S. Department of Education announced today in the running for more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funds. But Indiana is out. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement Thursday and said the department would interview representatives from […]

Charter Schools: A Tale of Two States

The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan has been making noise lately about charter schools — and he’s announced he wants to see more of them. Duncan’s enthusiasm is encouraging those in the charter school movement nationwide, but the appeal of these schools in this region is mixed. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. US Education Secretary […]