Stephen Pruitt


The Kentucky General Assembly is considering legislation requiring high school students take a financial literacy course before graduation. The House Bill is now up for a vote in the Senate.

The requirement to educate public school students about money matters would begin with those entering the ninth grade in the fall of 2020.  Elizabethtown High School Educator Alex Todd has been teaching a financial literacy elective course for two decades.

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving ahead with a review and revision process for academic standards in English, language arts, and math.  

State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Monday outlined what’s been done so far and what lies ahead. 

He says teachers across the state will play a key role in this ongoing review, “They will look at the feedback we get from the field.  We’ve already made some revisions that started back in 2015, where we had teachers who actually helped write the standards.”


Student Test Scores Show Progress

Sep 29, 2016

Just-released testing data from the Kentucky Department of Education show gains in a number of areas.  The state’s chief education administrator admits progress doesn’t eliminate the need for future improvement.

High school graduation rates, along with college/career readiness continue to go up.  State officials say the number of schools and districts performing at the highest levels are up from last year.

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt testified on Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, discussing the commonwealth’s implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.