Beshear Appoints Education Task Force

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a 27 member task force to chart the future of the state’s public education system. Beshear held a series of press conferences across the state Monday to announce the formation of the panel, called Transforming Education in Kentucky, or TEK. It’s made up of state lawmakers, education officials, mayors […]

Art Education to Have New Assessment Policy

Art education policies are a major topic at this weekend’s annual conference Kentucky Art Education Association in Lexington.. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last spring, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 1, which changed reforms enacted with the Kentucky Education Reform Act; it scrapped the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System or CATS. Now, arts teachers are looking […]

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 […]

Kentucky General Assembly Resumes

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly officially resumes this afternoon, following last week’s brief hiatus. Saying they wanted to make the 30 day session more productive, legislative leaders altered the schedule and used four days last week for committee meetings without officially convening the House and Senate. […]