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October 16, 2014

Kentucky and the Common Core: Interview With Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith

Terry Holliday and Felicia Smith on how Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core, implementation progress so far and their advice for other states and the federal government.

October 03, 2014

Third-Year Scores From Common-Core Tests Released by Kentucky

Kentucky has released scores from last year's reading and math assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Scores largely increased, but significant achievement gaps remain.

August 26, 2014

Kentucky Denied Flexibility on Science Testing by Federal Officials

The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.

August 25, 2014

Kentucky Solicits Feedback on Common-Core Standards

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday wants users of a new Web portal to focus on the content, not the political connotations, of the standards as the state takes stock after five years of using them in the classroom.

August 25, 2014

Kentucky Solicits Suggestions to Change Common-Core Standards

The state is inviting the public to vote "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" on each standard, and to provide specific, detailed feedback.

August 06, 2014

New 'eLearning Centers' Bring Technology to Rural Kentucky

The computer labs will provide access for students and classes for adults to further education attainment.

June 04, 2014

Kentucky to Teach New Science Standards, Halt Testing for 2014-15

The Kentucky education commissioner is scheduled to announce that the state will officially implement the Next Generation Science Standards this fall, but testing won't start for at least another year.

May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

April 25, 2014

Common-Core News Roundup From Ky. and N.C., Plus an Ariz. Veto

Kentucky will consider making additions to the Common Core State Standards, while a legislative panel in North Carolina says the state should drop the standards.

March 28, 2014

Few Ky. Seniors Take Remedial Courses That Could Help Them Prepare for College

Few Kentucky high school seniors take remedial college prep courses, but those who do have high pass rates, according to a new study.

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