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Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed http://wkms.org/post/tenn-schools-new-attempt-help-struggling-students-without-special-ed <p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">Metro Nashville Public grade and middle schools&nbsp;are&nbsp;starting a new initiative&nbsp;this year to identify students that are struggling to keep up with math, reading and writing.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><a href="http://www.tn.gov/education/student_support/eligibility/rti_implguide.pdf" style="color: rgb(71, 116, 204);" target="_blank">Response to Intervention and Instruction</a>, or RTI2 (“RTI-squared”) for short, is&nbsp;part of a statewide effort to intervene before placing students in special education.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 14px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">After taking a screening test, students will be divided into three levels: Kids in the top 80 percent, the bottom 15 percent and the bottom 5 percent. The lower tiers will work in small groups for 30 to 60 minutes&nbsp;a day to catch up.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:53:42 +0000 Emily Siner (Nashville Public Radio) 42251 at http://wkms.org In Tenn. Schools, A New Attempt To Help Struggling Students Without Special Ed Beshear: Budget will be Balanced and Won't Affect Education http://wkms.org/post/beshear-budget-will-be-balanced-and-wont-affect-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent state revenue receipts show that Kentucky’s real income is falling short of projections and will lead to a multi-million dollar budget shortfall.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lower-than-predicted coal severance taxes, property taxes, road fund receipts and more have the state facing a nearly $28 million shortfall by the end of the fiscal year.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:35:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41275 at http://wkms.org Beshear: Budget will be Balanced and Won't Affect Education Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk http://wkms.org/post/gay-friendly-book-selections-put-college-funding-risk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmt7Taz6JUU</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:55:32 +0000 Sarah McCammon 40445 at http://wkms.org Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math http://wkms.org/post/nations-report-card-shows-stagnant-scores-reading-math The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work.<p>The test is the <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/">National Assessment of Educational Progress</a>, often referred to as "the nation's report card."<p>It measured reading and math skills of 92,000 high school seniors in 2013 and found that reading skills of those 12th-graders have gone unchanged since the last time the test was given, in 2009, and they're lower than those Wed, 07 May 2014 14:10:35 +0000 Juana Summers 40395 at http://wkms.org Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-president-stivers-supports-reinvestment-education <p>Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) says he will support reinvestment in public education in the upcoming budget.</p><p>The Republican says he supports Governor Steve Beshear’s commitment to funding education, but only if that funding addresses the needs of the system.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:27:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37569 at http://wkms.org KY Senate President Stivers Supports Reinvestment in Education U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science http://wkms.org/post/us-high-school-students-slide-math-reading-science American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20.<p>The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which come out every three years. The <a href="http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm">latest results</a>, from 2012, show that U.S. students ranked below average in math among the world's most-developed countries. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:57:16 +0000 Bill Chappell 37040 at http://wkms.org U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-faces-challenges-new-science-standards <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky is among several states preparing to introduce new science standards in public schools. And, like many of the others, Kentucky has seen opposition to the standards from a vocal minority.</p><p>But the debate has been a bit more heated here and some have even called the state's adoption of the standards the most contentious in the country.</p><p>“Everybody is watching what everybody else is doing,” says Josh&nbsp;Rosenau, policy director at the National Center for Science Education.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 35922 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Faces Challenges with New Science Standards Kentucky Child Care Cut Critics to Push General Assembly to Expand Eligibility in 2014 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-child-care-cut-critics-push-general-assembly-expand-eligibility-2014 <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/shutterstock_3144040.jpg" alt="" /><p>Critics of the state’s cuts to two programs benefiting thousands of Kentucky children are turning their focus to next year’s General Assembly session.<p>Earlier this year, the state Department for Community Based Services implemented <a href="/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options">drastic cuts to the Kinship Care and Child Care Assistance pro Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:52:12 +0000 Joseph Lord 35000 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Child Care Cut Critics to Push General Assembly to Expand Eligibility in 2014 Beshear announces awards for KY CECCs http://wkms.org/post/beshear-announces-awards-ky-ceccs <p>Community Early Childhood Councils in nine western Kentucky counties are among the fifty-eight across the Commonwealth that will receive almost $1.2 million in grants to promote school readiness.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear announced the awards this week.&nbsp; Calloway, Christian, Daviess, Graves, Marshall, Henderson, Hopkins, McCracken, and Muhlenberg will see a total of $160,000 in funding.&nbsp; Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:09:33 +0000 Todd Hatton 33016 at http://wkms.org Beshear announces awards for KY CECCs Kentucky Governor, Education Leaders Celebrate New Statewide Dropout Age of 18 http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-governor-education-leaders-celebrate-new-statewide-dropout-age-18 Just two weeks since Kentucky allowed school districts to voluntarily adopt the new compulsory dropout age of 18, enough districts have approved the policy to make it mandatory statewide in four years.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/asd.JPG" alt="" /><p>Gov. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:28:27 +0000 Devin Katayama 32939 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Governor, Education Leaders Celebrate New Statewide Dropout Age of 18