State education department spokesperson Lisa Gross says topping the agenda will be discussion of changes to Kentucky’s assessment and accountability system for public schools.
Karem was the board’s unanimous choice to succeed former chairman Joe Brothers. He’s a strong education advocate who helped steer the Kentucky Education Reform Act through the 1990 General Assembly.
Orientation for new appointees to the Kentucky Board of Education gets underway today in Frankfort. Earlier this month, Gov. Beshear made five new appointments to the state school board, and two reappointments. The board oversees 174 public school districts.
by Stephanie Crosby When the Kentucky Board of Education meets this week in Frankfort, it will consider expanding the window of time in which students must take the state’s accountability tests. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says a large number of Kentucky schools missed instructional days this year. “Nearly every school district had some kind of impact […]
In a little-noticed skirmish in the Kentucky House this week, a surprise attempt was made to derail the appointment of a Democratic former state senator to the Kentucky Board of Education.
Three education entities in Kentucky will take part in a special meeting this week to finalize new education standards for the state. The Kentucky Board of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professionals Standards Board will meet Wednesday evening and sign the new standards. Board of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross says the […]
When the Kentucky Board of Education meets later this week in Frankfort, uniform course codes will be among the items on the agenda. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says it’s an effort to make sure students can transfer between schools and have a consistent level of classwork. “We’re talking about content,” says Gross. “We’re talking about standards. […]
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky School Board this week will look at progress being made at some low performing schools around the commonwealth. The school board wants to hear reports from the Christian County, Covington Independent, Jefferson County and Union County school districts. Lisa Gross of the Education Department says the districts […]
Kentucky’s new Commissioner of Education is on the job. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports on Terry Holliday’s first working day in the commonwealth.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky has a new Commissioner of Education. He’s 58-year old Terry Holliday, a Statesville, North Carolina, educator and administrator who is the 2009 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Holliday says he’s impressed with Kentucky’s national reputation for education reform. “My commitment is that we will work with other […]