Local/Regional News
8:38 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Transforming Education Forums To Be Held Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – From early childhood education to college readiness, Governor Steve Beshear's task force on transforming education in Kentucky has discussed a wide range of issues since it was formed late last year. Now it's time for the public's input.

"The governor is trying to take a look at where are we in Kentucky in terms of our education reform, so he's brought some folks together to begin to take a look at that, and he's trying to get input across the entire state," says Fayette County Public Schools superintendent Stu Silberman, who is also a member of the task force.

Silberman notes that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act.

"We wanna do some things, I think, right now because we some issues in Kentucky that need to be dealt with. And there are things that you will see as the discussions unfold that we need to be taking some action on right away."

Ten concurrent public forums will be held across Kentucky Tuesday night and broadcast live on KET. The central Kentucky forum will be held in the Oswald Building auditorium at Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington. The discussion begins at 7 p.m.