Kentucky Education

Education
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. 

Education
4:03 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Holliday Testifies on Need for Flexibility in NCLB

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner is asking Congress to allow the state to continue under a waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. Commissioner Terry Holliday appeared today at a hearing for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – or HELP – to speak on the benefits of flexibility for states.

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Education
12:44 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Dr. Silberman Offers Encouragement Despite Cuts to Education in the Commonwealth

Prichard Committee Executive Director Dr. Stu Silberman

Dr. Stu Silberman is among the Commonwealth’s leading advocates for improving public education reacting to the Kentucky Senate’s failure to fund a proposal to expand pre-school services. Kate Lochte has the story.

Learn more about current issues in and discussion about improving Kentucky’s education at prichardcommittee.org. One of its initiatives, the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, offers insight into public education budgeting and policies through six-day institutes in three, two-day sessions, free of charge.

Virtual Schools
3:57 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Kentucky Virtual High School Decides to End Classes

Kentucky’s 12-year-old Virtual High School program will end later this year as state officials consider a new approach to online education.

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Government & Politics
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Commonwealth Group Seeking Casino Gambling

A coalition of groups has formed to press Kentucky lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that could legalize casinos in the Commonwealth.  The coalition includes several longtime gambling proponents from business and labor.

Education Policy
10:44 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Kentucky and Tennessee Granted NCLB Waiver

Kentucky has been granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

NCLB has been criticized the past few years as having unreachable goals for education. Kentucky was one of 11 states that applied for the waiver last fall and 28 more states have announced they plan to seek waiver later this year. In the first round ten states, including Tennessee, were granted a waiver.

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