Education Week http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky Finishes High in Education Week Rankings http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-finishes-high-education-week-rankings <p>Education Week magazine has ranked Kentucky in the top ten in its <a href="http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2013/state_report_cards.html?intc=EW-QC13-EWH" target="_blank">annual assessment </a>of school policy and standards.</p><p>The commonwealth got two perfect scores in subcategories of the six indicators measured. One was for school accountability and another for Economy and Workforce. Overall, the commonwealth received a grade of B-minus.</p><p>Tennessee and Indiana both received grades of C+.</p><p>And while the state has tried to avoid cutting education, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says federal education cuts could be coming.</p><p>"We think we've solved the fiscal cliff two weeks ago. We did not," says Holiday. "It is still a reality and we encourage our congressional delegation to solve this fiscal cliff issue called 'sequestration' for domestic cuts.” Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:20:39 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Rae Hodge 24716 at http://wkyufm.org