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Announcements silence cell phones limit your comments to 1 minute take a break when needed

  • Announcements

  • Silence cell phones

  • Limit your comments to 1 minute

  • Take a break when needed

  • Take notes during the presentations

  • Use the 2-part form to leave comments

  • We will join KET live broadcast at 8/7p.m.

  • Conversation will continue until 9:30/8:30p.m.

Slide 1


A brief history of reform

A Brief History of Reform

  • 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) – a transformation of all aspects of Kentucky education

  • 1997 Postsecondary Education Reform – focusing on increase the number of college graduates and creating the KY Community & Technical College System

  • 2000 KIDS NOW – early care and education for Kentucky’s children

  • 2009 Senate Bill 1 – to better prepare students for college and the workplace

Slide 2


Progress in kentucky

Progress in Kentucky

  • Kentucky up from 43rd in 1992 to 32nd in 2009 on education index on attainment/achievement

  • Ranks 2nd nationally on returns on education investments

  • 4th graders outpacing nation on reading, math tests

  • High school dropout rate improving

  • More postsecondary students and graduates

  • Kentucky first in nation to adopt new clearer academic standards

    But attainment still lags while need for education grows………

Slide 3


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Slide 4

Source: 2008 American Community Survey


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Slide 5

Source: Center on Education and the Workforce


Announcements silence cell phones limit your comments to 1 minute take a break when needed

  • Created by Governor Steve Beshear to review progress, challenges and reinvigorate public support for schools

  • Goal is to create unified vision of what KY schools need to better serve students

  • Recommendations due by the end of 2010

  • TEK Talk part of this work

Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky

Slide 6


Task force topics

Task Force Topics

  • Improving college readiness: K-12 and postsecondary working on unified strategy

  • College credits during high school: giving more students access to dual credit programs

  • Measuring what employers value: developing a career-focused program of study linked to economic and employment needs

  • Ramping up academics in career and technical education: combining academic content with C&T courses

Slide 7


Task force topics continued

Task Force Topics (continued)

  • Using technology for teaching and learning: KET and Department of Education partnering to improve student access to online learning

  • Recruiting & retaining good teachers: higher admission requirements for teacher prep programs and better school experiences for new teachers

  • Smoothing the path from preschool to K-12: defining school readiness around developmental areas

Slide 8


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What’s Happening Now

  • KY has adopted new, clearer academic standards to define what students should know and be able to do

  • New tests being developed to measure student achievement on new standards

  • Graduate Kentucky focusing on increasing the graduation rate

  • K-12 and postsecondary working together to increase high school graduation, better prepare students for college

Slide 9


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What’s Happening Now (continuted)

  • KY part of regional initiative to link academics to career and technical studies

  • Task Force on Early Childhood Development & Education

  • Partnership for Next Generation Learning

  • Expanded “Middle College” to move more high school students to college

  • New teacher preparation requirements

Slide 10


The new academic standards

The New Academic Standards

  • Developed by KY and 47 other states, using the best from the nation

  • Aligned with college and work expectations

  • Are clear, understandable and consistent

  • Include challenging content

  • Reflect the standards of countries with highest-performing students

Slide 11


Question

Question…..

What are your dreams for your children, or the children of your community, and how do you think our schools can help them achieve those dreams?

Slide 12


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Question…..

You have heard about some of the topics the Governor’s TEK Task Force is considering. What would you like to know more about?

Slide 13


For reflection

For Reflection…..

Question: After listening to the discussion tonight, what are some of your ideas for meaningful changes that could be made to Kentucky’s education system?

Question: What is the most important thing

you will take away from tonight’s

discussion? How does it affect your

opinion of what is the most important task

facing the TEK Task Force and Kentucky

education?

Slide 14


To find out more

To find out more….

Please visit the Transformation Education in Kentucky (TEK) website at www.tek.ky.gov


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