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KY Education Funding

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A co-chair of the General Assembly’s Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education says Kentucky’s education commissioner is pointing to progress being made on several fronts. Democrat Wilson Stone says the panel heard this week from Terry Holiday that Kentucky students achieving national college or career readiness benchmarks have increased from 34 percent in 2010 to 47 percent last year. He says Holiday is also holding to a prediction that high school graduation rates will go from 76 percent today to 90 percent by 2015.

However, Stone says the commissioner was just as direct in discussing next year’s budget…

"They also just hinted to us the fact that progress without additional funding is probably going to be pretty difficult....and that we will have extended discussions about funding public education in the '14 budget session." - Wilson Stone

Stone’s committee met with the state’s top education official to discuss college and career readiness efforts across the Commonwealth.