Common Core

Josh James / WUKY

Broad-reaching education reform just took its first tentative steps toward passage Thursday in Frankfort. Senate Bill 1 overhauls the review process for academic standards and teacher evaluation, a shift that could set the commonwealth on a decidedly different course from the Common Core-guided path charted six years ago.

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State Senate Republicans have made scrapping Common Core education standards their number one priority during the 2016 General Assembly.

Josh James / WUKY

Officials with Kentucky's two major pension systems are sounding the alarm on spiraling unfunded liabilities at an annual business summit in Louisville.

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The man who oversaw major changes in the state’s academic standards over the last six years is stepping down in August. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced the decision Wednesday.

A new video series produced by the Alliance for Excellent Education is seeking to highlight gains made under the Common Core academic standards adopted by Kentucky in 2010. But it’s not likely to halt Republican calls for repeal.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday speaks to reporters - Kentucky Education Department

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is being credited with shepherding the state through a challenging period of transition.