Schools brace for education reforms and are implementing new standards at different paces

03/30/2011 05:59 PM

Kentucky’s public school teachers must begin using a revamped curriculum based on a new set of standards starting with the upcoming 2011-12 school year.

Not all of them have been able to implement the new standards and teaching tools at the same pace. Campbell County Schools, for instance, have been trying out the new lesson plans geared toward revamped standards this year. Other school districts, such as the more rural Robertson County Schools, are hoping to be ready by the fall.

The legislature required the new standards and curriculum — and testing system as well — as part of Senate Bill 1, which the General Assembly passed in 2009. The overarching goal has been to craft the standards so that when students graduate high school they have learned what colleges and businesses expect them to know.

Here’s a look from inside the classrooms at how that is going and it will affect Kentucky’s teachers and students:

- Don Weber

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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