Kentucky Education http://wkms.org en Beshear Says Education Is Top Priority for Session http://wkms.org/post/beshear-says-education-top-priority-session <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he wants to pump more money into education and is willing to make budget cuts elsewhere to free up the money.</p><p>Beshear talked to reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday about his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The governor says education is his top priority and that the state risks losing its progress in education unless it reinvests money in schools.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:09:01 +0000 The Associated Press 37416 at http://wkms.org Beshear Says Education Is Top Priority for Session Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-commissioner-funding-we-will-see-pink-slips-we-ve-never-seen <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&#160;<p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says teachers could faces layoffs and school districts could fail financially if education funding is not restored.</span><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201206/Holliday.jpg" alt="" /><p>Holliday has pushed l Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:09:10 +0000 Devin Katayama 37115 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Commissioner on Funding: 'We Will See Pink Slips Like We’ve Never Seen Before' Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate http://wkms.org/post/failed-graves-referendum-may-result-cuts-fuels-school-funding-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harrison's statement comes a day after a <a href="http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-special-election-turnout-higher-expected">proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election</a>. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:17:38 +0000 Austin Ramsey 36527 at http://wkms.org Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money http://wkms.org/post/group-raises-money-prove-kentuckys-education-system-needs-more-money <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.kycbe.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">The&nbsp;Council for Better Education</a>&nbsp;is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:34:39 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 36462 at http://wkms.org Group Raises Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money Kentucky Releases Top, Bottom Performing Schools in Area http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-releases-top-bottom-performing-schools-area <p></p><p>The Kentucky Education Department released report cards for all school districts in the commonwealth today, but none of the western Kentucky systems qualified for the highest honor called District of Distinction.</p><p>The District of Distinction should not be confused with distinguished school districts. Our listening area had seven distinguished school systems: Murray Independent, Marshall County, Lyon County, Calloway County, McCracken County, Daviess County and Logan County. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:14:41 +0000 Whitney Jones 35247 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Releases Top, Bottom Performing Schools in Area Beshear Plans to Override Rejection of Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/beshear-plans-override-rejection-science-standards <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Kentucky legislative committee has rejected new science standards for public school students, but&nbsp;Gov. Steve Beshear now says he’ll use his power to implement the standards anyway.</p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">During the public comment period this year, some&nbsp; criticized the new standards for including evolution and climate change, saying they believe they’re inferior to Kentucky’s current standards. Some lawmakers were under pressure from&nbsp; constituents, saying they’ve received hundreds of comments opposing the standards.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:21:12 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 34820 at http://wkms.org Beshear Plans to Override Rejection of Science Standards Kentucky Education Officials Ease Restrictions For Releasing Foster Children's Records http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-ease-restrictions-releasing-foster-childrens-records <p>Kentucky’s nearly 7,000 foster children will now be able to quickly and easily access their education records from anywhere, thanks to a new state education initiative. Officials unveiled a plan yesterday to give Department of Community-Based Services caseworkers access to school records for children in foster care without parental consent. The plan is part of Kentucky's implementation of the federal Uninterrupted Scholar’s Act, signed by President Obama in January, which amends a previous law that had limited such rights exclusively to parents.&nbsp; DCBS Commissioner Teresa James said this will give caseworkers timely possession of educational records, reducing interruptions in the academic careers of children in out of home care.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:45:14 +0000 Rob Canning 34590 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Officials Ease Restrictions For Releasing Foster Children's Records Kentucky Kindergartners to Undergo Non-Entrance Screening Exams Starting this Year http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-kindergartners-undergo-non-entrance-screening-exams-starting-year <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the Commonwealth's kindergartners will be tested for education readiness for the first time this year. &nbsp;</p><p>It's part of a statewide assessment for entering school. The Brigance Kindergarten Screener measures preparedness, indicating trends and individual needs to early education teachers.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:14:05 +0000 Austin Ramsey 34231 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Kindergartners to Undergo Non-Entrance Screening Exams Starting this Year Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-commissioner-education-back-school-across-commonwealth <p>Common Core Standards and new science standards continue to prompt discussion in the Commonwealth as well as the nation, and Kentucky's Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday discusses these area of public concern. In the following interview with Kate Lochte, Dr. Holliday also addresses the status of the state's school districts raising the compulsory school attendance&nbsp;age to 18 as well as Kentucky's&nbsp;new eTranscript program for high school students.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:54:45 +0000 Kate Lochte 34067 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Commissioner of Education on 'Back to School' Across the Commonwealth Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates http://wkms.org/post/gateway-academy-marks-500-graduates <p>Gateway Academy in Graves County recently celebrated the milestone of its 500<sup>th</sup> student to graduate. Established in 2002, Gateway is one of the region’s alternative high schools, along with Star Academy in Marshall County and Beacon Central High in Daviess County.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:57:11 +0000 John Null 32361 at http://wkms.org Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates