Kentucky jumps in national education survey

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has jumped from No. 34 to No. 14
in an annual education survey.

The ranking comes in this year's "Quality Counts" issue of
Education Week, a national publication that focuses on preschool
through 12th grade education. The report grades states on policy
efforts and outcomes and tracks key indicators.

Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the report ranked Kentucky 14th
for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and
other variables.

The report assigns overall letter grades based on average scores
in six categories. Kentucky's overall grade this year was a C-plus,
up from a C, which was the national average both last year and this
year. No state received an A. The highest ranking state was
Maryland with a B-plus.

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