common core standards

4:38 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Miller and Veazy Join Coalition of Presidents Supporting Common Core

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As Oklahoma becomes the third state to opt out of the “Common Core” education standards, some Kentucky Higher Education leaders are solidifying their support. 

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11:18 am
Mon June 2, 2014

In Kentucky, Moving Beyond Dependence On Tests

A school in Danville, Ky., has become a national exemplar.
Anya Kamenetz NPR

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:36 pm

The white, split-rail fences of horse farms line the two-lane road that takes you southwest from Lexington. It's a beautiful half-hour drive to Danville, Ky.

Settled in 1783, the town is proud of its history. In Constitution Square, across Main Street from Burke's Bakery, sits a tiny log cabin that was once the first post office west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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4:18 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

KEA President Backs Common Core, as Major Union Withdraws Support

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Common Core standards have sustained a blow as one of the nation's largest teachers unions has withdrawn support for the math and english standards. Support for the Common Core in Kentucky is mixed.

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4:03 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Prichard Committee Director Answers Questions About Common Core Standards

Stu Silberman

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. 

11:52 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KDE Announces Nov. 2 Test Score Release Date

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education releases state test scores November 2. KDE has warned for months to expect lackluster scores from Kentucky's new public school assessments. Students in the state's 174 school districts took the inaugural Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress tests last spring.

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