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  • Senate Bill 1 (2009) Information Webinar & Workshop – the webinar and workshops were collaboratively developed with the objective to share information about implementing the common core standards, discuss changes in assessment and accountability, and to highlight the significance for postsecondary education with academic content and college of education faculty and administrators from Kentucky’s public and private colleges and universities.

    The webinar will be held August 12th from 1:30—3:30pm. Prior to the webinar participants will receive a link to Moodle so that they can review the information presented at the live workshops and begin the discussion around implications for postsecondary education. On the day of the webinar there will be a short presentation prior to participants joining breakout sessions to focus on discipline specific discussion.

    The last regional information workshop will be held August 15th at the Cumberland Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, KY. The workshop will be held from 9am to 4pm and registration along with a continental breakfast begins at 8:15am. The workshop includes three general sessions that present information on Senate Bill 1 (2009), the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, and assessment and accountability, and three breakout sessions for teacher education, mathematics and English language arts and literacy.
    To register for the webinar or workshop, go to:
  • The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) represents an important step forward. For the first time ever, 25 states have come together to develp a next-generation, common assessment system that will help ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has committed to participate in PARCC, help develop the college-ready assessments, and ultimately use those assessments as one indicator of students' readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses. We are very excited to share PARCC's new website! Whether you are an educator, policymaker, parent, student or simply an engaged member of the public, this website offers useful information on the Common Core State Standards and PARCC assessments -
  • KET's Education Matters is airing a show on Senate Bill 1 (2009) and common core standards work in Kentucky. The show features Michael Miller (KDE Director of Curriculum), OVEC's Kricket McClure (Henry County Asst. Superintendent), Les Burns (UK), and Seth Hunter (KDE, Office of New Generation Learners) on a panel. The segment shows some clips from OVEC mathematics common core standards meetings. Maggie McGatha (UofL) is featured in some clips as are numerous content network teachers. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is also featured in a program segment, with remarks made during his recent visit to Kentucky.

    The show is a good foundation for audiences to understand SB 1 work and Kentucky's commitment and recognition as a national leader in P-20 education reform, including college and career readiness.

    Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.
    Website is:
  • Report of local P-16 Councils doing Senate Bill 1 (2009) Implementation - The State P-16 Council was formed by the State Board of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education to improve cooperation and communication among elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. A recent report compiled by Ron Daley, Senior Director or Advancement and Governmental Relations at Hazard County Community and Technical College, describes what activities are occurring around the state in regards to implementing Senate Bill 1 (2009) (Read the report)

    To learn more about the P-16 Councils -

  • In response to Senate Bill 1, which seeks to improve college and career readiness in Kentucky, five professional learning communities (one each in English, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences and teacher education) are studying the new Common Core standards to determine how they relate to introductory general education classes, the University’s developmental program, and teacher preparation. Because the professional learning communities (PLCs) reflect a bottom-up rather than a top-down approach to attacking the problem, EKU officials are optimistic about the impact of what they have termed The Eastern Initiative. “We are building capacity,” said Dr. Dorie Combs, chair of EKU’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. “We believe that people will support what they help create. (Read more)
  • Morehead State University recently held its first College Readiness Strategies Workshop. Dr. Pamela Petty and colleagues presented a three part SB1/College Readiness Strategies Workshop, January 12-13 on the campus. (Read More)
  • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) discuss the important partnership between K-12 schools and the colleges and universities who enroll their graduates and prepare teachers and school leaders.
    AASCU-CCSSO-SHEEO Partnership Press Release: State K-12 Education Officials and Higher Ed Leaders Announce Partnership to Implement Common Core State Standards