college and career readiness http://wkms.org en Several Kentucky School Districts Start Semester With 'Race To The Top' Support http://wkms.org/post/several-kentucky-school-districts-start-semester-race-top-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-two Kentucky school districts have started the school year with new programs funded by one of the largest federal Race to the Top grants recently awarded. Officials say the $41 million &nbsp;in grants will be used to support additional staff, including college and career counselors, teacher coaches and for professional development. The school districts are part of the Ohio Valley and Green River Regional Education Cooperatives. They include regions in central and northern Kentucky.&nbsp;</span>Alica<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Sells is a spokeswoman for the group. She said Kentucky educators anticipate the effects of the program to extend beyond the four-year grant.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:01:53 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 34329 at http://wkms.org Several Kentucky School Districts Start Semester With 'Race To The Top' Support New Kentucky Standards Reflect Change in Teaching Focus http://wkms.org/post/new-kentucky-standards-reflect-change-teaching-focus <p></p><p><em>This year Kentucky public school students took tests using the state’s new accountability measure for the first time. “College and Career Readiness” are the keywords tied to education reforms brought about by 2009 legislation. The focus is making the students successful, no matter their path in life. In the 2011-2012 school year, students got the first round of tougher math and reading programs, and test scores released in November show how well they did. While school districts’ scores varied, all have benefited from higher standards. &nbsp; </em></p><p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 26201 at http://wkms.org New Kentucky Standards Reflect Change in Teaching Focus