Stu Silberman http://wkms.org en Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education http://wkms.org/post/education-groups-convene-thursday-rally-around-single-message-fund-public-education <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 group of education organizations will meet in Lexington Thursday to prepare for their campaign to better fund public education in Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:43:50 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 36730 at http://wkms.org Education Groups Convene Thursday To Rally Around Single Message: Fund Public Education Prichard Committee Director Answers Questions About Common Core Standards http://wkms.org/post/prichard-committee-director-answers-questions-about-common-core-standards <p>The May first edition of the Wall Street Journal included an article by Stephanie Banchero entitled "Learning Goals Spur Backlash." To find out about if there's been any backlash from adopting the Common Core standards in Kentucky schools, we sought an overview from The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the state's private, non-profit advocacy group for all levels of public education. Kate Lochte speaks with its Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 21:03:08 +0000 Kate Lochte 31627 at http://wkms.org Prichard Committee Director Answers Questions About Common Core Standards Kentucky Represented in National Education Publication http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-represented-national-education-publication The executive director of Kentucky&rsquo;s Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence is now blogging for a national publication and he&rsquo;ll be keeping readers abreast of changes the state undergoes as it continues to roll out its new accountability system.<p>Stu Silberman said he&rsquo;ll try to post content twice a week on Education Week&rsquo;s website <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/engagement_and_reform/">EdWeekly.org</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;he hopes to share best practices and challenges that the commonwealth faces.<p>&ldquo; I think that we will continue to be sharing our progres Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:18:23 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 19523 at http://wkms.org Dr. Silberman Offers Encouragement Despite Cuts to Education in the Commonwealth http://wkms.org/post/dr-silberman-offers-encouragement-despite-cuts-education-commonwealth <p>Dr. Stu Silberman is among the Commonwealth&rsquo;s leading advocates for improving public education reacting to the Kentucky Senate&rsquo;s failure to fund a proposal to expand pre-school services. Kate Lochte has the story.</p> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:44:43 +0000 Kate Lochte 17476 at http://wkms.org Dr. Silberman Offers Encouragement Despite Cuts to Education in the Commonwealth Governor's Preschool Funding Proposal Gets Cut http://wkms.org/post/governors-preschool-funding-proposal-gets-cut <p>An effort by Governor Steve Beshear to expand preschool services in the commonwealth did not make it into the final state budget.</p><p>Beshear put a $15 million appropriation for preschool in his budget proposal. The House cut that figure in half and funded other education programs with what was left. The Senate struck all the money, saying it wouldn&#39;t be right to expand some programs while slashing others. And after days of budget talks, the Senate won the argument.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:27:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Kate Lochte 17451 at http://wkms.org Governor's Preschool Funding Proposal Gets Cut Commonwealth Group Seeking Casino Gambling http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-group-seeking-casino-gambling <p>A coalition of groups has formed to press Kentucky lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that could legalize casinos in the Commonwealth.&nbsp; The coalition includes several longtime gambling proponents from business and labor. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:00:02 +0000 Drew Adams 16868 at http://wkms.org