Education Standards Vote Next Month

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky state education officials have scheduled a rare joint meeting for next month to vote on a new set of common standards for math and English, and approval would make the Commonwealth the first state to adopt the national program.

The new standards for grades K-12 were developed by a national group of education experts and most states are considering adopting them. In Kentucky, they would replace those wiped out by the legislature last year in its call for new state content standards and a new system for testing students.

The Kentucky Board of Education, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board are scheduled to meet in Versailles on February 10th to approve the standards. Action by all three panels is required.