Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 19, 2011  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

More than 100 faculty and administrators from Kentucky’s college campuses are scheduled to attend a workshop Thursday, April 21, to learn about the impact of wide-ranging education reforms called for by Senate Bill 1, passed by the Kentucky legislature in 2009.

SB 1 requires rigorous learning standards to ensure more Kentuckians graduate from high school ready for college or career, and revises the assessment and accountability system for P‐12 education. The bill also calls for greater collaboration between K-12 and postsecondary education to accomplish these goals.

The workshop, which gets underway at 9 a.m. CDT and continues until 4 p.m. CDT, will be held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road, in Bowling Green. Workshop sessions will cover various aspects of SB 1, including the impact of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards on mathematics and English language arts and literacy, assessment for learning, and effective teaching strategies for postsecondary education.

The Council on Postsecondary Education, in cooperation with the Kentucky Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, the Kentucky Center for Mathematics, and the University of Kentucky’s P-20 College and Career Readiness Lab developed a series of workshops that have been offered in Lexington, Covington, Georgetown and Hopkinsville.

Since January, more than 1,200 campus faculty, administrators and P-12 educators have participated in SB 1 related workshops, webinars, online modules and campus events.

The next workshop is scheduled May 17 in Williamsburg at the Cumberland Inn and Conference Center. To register for the Williamsburg workshop, visit


We believe in the transformative power of postsecondary education. Stronger by Degrees, the new strategic agenda for Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system, is powering a stronger Kentucky economy and improving the lives of Kentuckians. To learn more about Stronger by Degrees, visit


Last Updated 4/19/2011