Kentucky gets bad grade in teacher quality

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A new report on teacher quality released
Wednesday says Kentucky has made very little progress in the past
two years.
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality gives
teacher quality a D+ grade in Kentucky, ranking the state 41st in
teacher quality. That's not much better than the state did in 2009.
The report says Kentucky's elementary school teachers aren't
ready to implement the new lessons required by the state's adoption
of the Common Core State Standards.
The state did score high marks for its preparation of
middle-school teachers.
Phillip Rogers, executive director of the state's education
professional standards board, says recommendations made in the
report are taken seriously, and have already led to more stringent
test requirements for elementary teachers.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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