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The leader of a major Kentucky education group wants the next president to tackle the growing amount of student debt piling up in the U.S.

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The appointment of Kentucky’s top education official would be subject to state Senate confirmation under a bill pre-filed last week in the General Assembly.

State Rep. Kenny Imes, a Murray Republican, said he’s seeking to add accountability to the state’s education department.

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Common Core standards have sustained a blow as one of the nation's largest teachers unions has withdrawn support for the math and english standards.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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The new president of Kentucky’s teacher union indicates educators are ready for a tougher minimum dropout age.  Many school districts have already acted to increase the minimum from 16 to 18-years-old.  Kentucky Education Association President Stephanie Winkler says teachers see the higher minimum drop-out age as an opportunity

An effort to standardize teacher evaluation across all public schools in Kentucky is being undertaken at the state capital. House Education Committee Chair Carl Rollins says there are 174 different school districts and 174 different teacher evaluation strategies.