Over the last two years, many states changed their education policies to better compete for federal stimulus dollars through the Race to the Top program. The Center on Education Policy says many states have been slow to improve school assessments, though education standards have been raised in many states.
But without stimulus dollars to apply for, CEP president Jack Jennings says lawmakers may give up on education reform. That, he says, would be a mistake.
The board met this week to discuss the 2009 Senate Bill One. The law takes effect in the fall and it changes testing and evaluation standards for schools. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the board must rewrite many statutes and regulations to reflect the changes.
The Kentucky Board of Education will meet in Frankfort Tuesday and Wednesday. Much of the board’s time will be spent preparing to implement Senate Bill One, which passed last year.
An analysis of the last four years of state test scores indicates elementary schools are on track to reach proficiency by 2014, but that’s not the case for middle and high schools.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Lawmakers in Frankfort are now up-to-date on implementation of Senate Bill One, the first major reform of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Senate Bill One, approved by the 2009 General Assembly, alters assessment standards and allows annual tracking of individual student performance. It also requires the Department… Continue reading State Education Officials Provide SB1 Update
Legislative changes to education will be among the topics of discussion later this week when the Kentucky Board of Education meets in Frankfort. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says Senate Bill One, which effectively canceled the state testing system, will be discussed, as well as other issues. They’re going to talk about things like facilities, and textbooks,… Continue reading Legislative Changes On Agenda for Kentucky School Board