Education Matters

Education Matters is KET's monthly series exploring the educational issues that face Kentuckians. The program is hosted by KET's public affairs reporter, Bill Goodman.

April's Education Matters:

Inside the Common Core

Monday, April 13, at 9:00 pm ET on KET

In the four years since Kentucky adopted the Common Core State Standards, they have been transformed into Kentucky Core Academic Standards and implemented statewide. This edition of Education Matters explores how standards have been adapted to fit Kentucky's educational needs and how they are changing and improving teaching and learning throughout the Commonwealth.

Join hosts Bill Goodman and guests for "Inside the Common Core." See the complete on-air schedule.

Panelists for the program include:

  • Amanda Davenport, mathematics teacher, Bracken County
  • Phillip Guthrie, mathematics teacher, Henry County High School
  • Karen Kidwell, director, Division of Program Standards, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Mikkaka Overstreet, teacher-in-residence, Jefferson County
  • Ali Wright, mathematics teacher, Lafayette High School, Fayette County

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Topic: Inside the Common Core
Originally aired, April 13, 2014

Upcoming Episodes:

"Reading by Third Grade," which will air May 25 at 9:00 pm on KET, examines how the acquisition of early literacy skills provides the groundwork for continuing success in school and beyond. See all airdates


Special thanks to Lafayette High School in Fayette County and Second Street Elementary School in Franklin County for allowing KET to record at their facilities.

Online Resources:

Kentucky Core Academic Standards PDF's

Fact Sheets, Information for Parents, and Other Communications About Kentucky Core Academic Standards

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Center for Teaching Quality

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