college readiness http://wkms.org en New Center Combines Education, Workforce Data http://wkms.org/post/new-center-combines-education-workforce-data <p></p><p>A newly created data center will link education and workforce data in Kentucky to try to improve training for students at all levels. Gov. Steve Beshear issued an executive order earlier this month creating the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics. He says data from individual agencies only gives one part of the picture and that policymakers, parents, students and educators will all benefit from the combined information. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:35:09 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26163 at http://wkms.org New Center Combines Education, Workforce Data Kentucky Education Numbers Show Low College Readiness http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-numbers-show-low-college-readiness <p>More than half of Kentucky's public high school students last year were not prepared for college or careers based on the results of an assessment released today. Despite that finding, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the results were significantly improved from the previous year's 38 percent. Of the more than 43,000 high school students who received diplomas last spring, about 18,700 were deemed college ready. That's up from about 15,000 found to be college ready the previous year. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:04:50 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24013 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Numbers Show Low College Readiness