Suggestions sought for Ky. education standards

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Associated Press

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 25 at 8:41 PM

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials want to tweak the state's English and math standards and they want help doing it.

Officials unveiled a website on Monday where people can view the state's hundreds of English and math education standards. People can rewrite the standards or they can click a green thumbs-up icon, similar to Facebook's "like" button.

State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the process is not a referendum on the standards and noted the department would ignore complaints that don't contain suggestions for improving the standards.

Kentucky was the first in the nation to adopt the English and math standards, which were modeled after the Common Core standards that have since become a flashpoint in national politics.

The website is http://kentucky.statestandards.org.

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