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KENTUCKY'S INTERIM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON STATE'S GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Kentucky's Interim Commissioner of Education, Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., wants to hear from the state's vital stakeholders regarding new and enhanced graduation requirements for Kentucky's children.
 
Regarding this initiative, he writes, "To speed the process of developing new graduation requirements, I have decided to streamline the stakeholder engagement process on graduation requirements.  Instead of Town Hall meetings, as Commissioner Pruitt had started, the Department (of Education) will now collect input online through an expanded survey.  This will cut down on staff time and expense and expedite the development process so that schools have ample time to implement the new requirements for the incoming class of freshmen in the fall of 2019."
 
"It is still critical to get input from parents and others.  However, we are already on a tight timetable to develop more meaningful and aligned requirements for graduation, and get them in place.  Kentucky students, colleges, and the business community cannot wait for another year.  I am encouraging educators, parents, students, business leaders, legislators, and community members to provide feedback to some basic survey questions around high school graduation requirements."
 
Please access the 4-question survey, together with information regarding current graduation standards, here.
Please note,  if you do not have the ability to open/view a PowerPoint presentation, please first open the attached PDF file below to access information regarding our currrent standards. 
 
The survey will close May 15, 2018. 
 

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