WKU Public Radio News Staff
Governor's Group Encourages New Strategies
Fri May 11, 2012
Kentucky Included in NGA Project to Study Efficient Funding
State Officials in Kentucky today announced that the state has been selected by the National Governor's Association to work with other states to develop policies promoting efficient education funding. The group will also study flexibility in the awarding of high school credits.
A release from Governor Steve Beshear's office says the bluegrass state, along with Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, will receive grants and technical assistance to work on policies that could increase the opportunities for students to earn credits toward high school diplomas. Kentucky will also work with New Mexico, Arizona, and Minnesota on plans to reallocate state education resources, with the goal of increasing educational performance.
Funding for the project comes from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.