Jess Clark, WFPL |
The state is creating a new committee called the Commonwealth Education Continuum to address gaps in the education system from pre-K to college.
Gov. Andy Beshear said it will bring together 27 people with expertise in early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education and workforce development. Beshear said the goal is to bridge gaps between them.
The committee will be led by Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education Aaron Thompson and Education Commissioner Jason Glass.
Thompson said the priorities from his standpoint will be to help more young students plan and prepare for college, increase access to early college credits for high school students and increase the pipeline of teachers coming out of college, especially men and teachers of color. Just 4.8% of Kentucky teachers are teachers of color.