Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 12, 2011  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

The last in a series of workshops designed to orient college faculty and staff on the wide-ranging education reforms of Senate Bill 1 (2009) is set for Monday, Aug. 15 in Williamsburg. More than 70 have registered to participate.

Senate Bill 1 is a significant piece of legislation that requires new academic standards, a new testing and accountability system for P-12 education, improved college and career readiness, and enhanced teacher preparation. The bill also requires collaboration among educational agencies, higher education institutions and P-12.

Since January, more than 2,000 college faculty, staff and others have participated in a variety of informational workshops, online modules, webinars and follow-up campus activities focused on Senate Bill 1 implementation.

The daylong workshop, which gets underway at 9 a.m. EDT, will be held at the Cumberland Inn and Conference Center, 649 South 10th Street, in Williamsburg.

Workshop sessions will cover 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 the series of six workshops that have been offered in Lexington, Covington, Georgetown, Bowling Green and Hopkinsville.

Registration ends Aug. 15. Online modules are available for those unable to attend. For more information, visit


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


Last Updated 8/12/2011