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Kentucky schools revamping wide range of courses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Public schools are opening across
Kentucky, and educators say transition is the name of the game for
the new school year.
From English to math, literacy to social studies, science to
arts and humanities, Kentucky's 1,221 public schools are revamping
every detail in a process that will go on all year. It's the result
of Senate Bill 1, the 2009 education reform bill that mandates
every student must leave Kentucky's schools completely ready for
college or the workplace.
Now called "Unbridled Learning: College/Career Readiness for
All," the reforms are being put into place gradually, and
educators say students and parents are likely to notice classes are
more rigorous.
Under the new reforms, the state is joining many other states in
adopting uniform standards for subjects such as English and math.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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