Kentucky Board of Education http://wfpl.org en What's Next For Kentucky's New Science Standards? http://wfpl.org/post/whats-next-kentuckys-new-science-standards <p>Kentucky’s new science standards could face more legislative opposition, but educators are expected to convene as early as this month to begin training for implementation for the 2014-2015 school year.</p><p>The Next Generation Science Standards that were <a href="/post/kentucky-education-officials-ok-new-science-standards-despite-criticism-evolution">approved by the Kentucky Board of Education this year </a>revise science education in general, but have drawn controversy for expanding on evolution and climate change.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:27:50 +0000 Devin Katayama 6828 at http://wfpl.org What's Next For Kentucky's New Science Standards? Kentucky Education Department Wants Legislators to Try Again to Raise Dropout Age http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-department-wants-legislators-try-again-raise-dropout-age <p>Changing the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 is a legislative priority once again for the Kentucky Board of Education. During the board's regular meeting Wednesday, board members approved a legislative agenda for the upcoming session that starts in January.</p><p>Previous attempts to change the dropout age have been unsuccessful because of questions about how alternative education programs to help at-risk students would be funded.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:30:38 +0000 Brenna Angel 2822 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Department Wants Legislators to Try Again to Raise Dropout Age