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Education Town Hall Tonight In Henderson

The Kentucky Department of Education will wrap up a series of town hall meetings tonight in Henderson. Education leaders have been soliciting feedback on a proposed accountability system to measure student proficiency.

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the new system will go beyond test scores and will focus on the ‘whole’ child.

Pruitt says access to fine arts, civics, health and physical education are all necessary for students to receive a quality education. The Kentucky Board of Education is expected to approve the new model this spring and it will be implemented in the 2018-19 school year.

Tonight’s public meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Henderson County Schools Professional Development Center.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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