FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is one of three states awarded a
multimillion-dollar grant to change the way math and literacy are
taught in K-12.
The Kentucky Department of Education said Monday in a news
release that Kentucky, Colorado and Louisiana have received the
grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grants will be used to help the states as they begin to
implement the Common Core State Standards, a set of benchmarks for
grades K-12 that are part of an effort to ensure a uniform public
Kentucky will use its three-year, $8.8 million grant in 12
school districts. They are: Daviess, Fleming, Gallatin, Jessamine,
Lee, Owen, Washington, Jefferson, Kenton, Magoffin and Simpson
counties, and Jackson Independent.
Those districts will later serve as models for the rest of the
state, said Terry Holliday, Kentucky's education commissioner.