Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education
Statement from Tom Layzell on Education Week’s “From Cradle to Career” report

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 03, 2007  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick

(FRANKFORT, Ky.)--A new report issued this morning by Education Week tracks state efforts to connect education from preschool through postsecondary education. The report, “From Cradle to Career” uses a “Chance-for-Success Index” which found that children’s chances for success vary by state. Kentucky ranked 41st.

The Chance-for-Success Index provides a perspective on the importance of education throughout a person’s lifetime and is based on 13 indicators that highlight whether young children get off to a good start, succeed in elementary and secondary school, and hit key educational and income benchmarks as adults.

Quote from Dr. Tom Layzell,
President of the Council on Postsecondary Education:
“We’re pleased that this report recognizes the importance of having a seamless education continuum from pre-school to postsecondary education and beyond. While Kentucky’s education providers have made considerable progress to bolster student success through increased levels of educational attainment, we still have a long way to go. This report underscores Kentucky’s need to reach the national average in educational attainment by 2020. The Council’s Public Agenda focuses the postsecondary education system, in cooperation with our many partners, on meeting
these challenges.”

The Education Week media kit and the full report can be found at



Last Updated 1/4/2007