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Statement on Changes to Proposal for Graduation Requirements

December 3, 2018
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Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Executive Director
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Statement on Changes to Proposal for Graduation Requirements
We are glad the Commissioner is being receptive to feedback from stakeholders. We look forward to reviewing in more detail. The board should still heed the overwhelming majority of voices at last week’s public hearing- educators, students, school leaders and citizen advocates – expressing concern over the proposal. There is broad agreement that too many kids are not getting all they need out of high school. But the call at last week’s hearing was near universal for the Kentucky Board of Education to table the proposal and have authentic engagement with stakeholders to craft solutions. We hope the Board respects the feedback to ensure any potential changes truly reflect opportunities for students to succeed and excel. We look forward to continuing to provide constructive feedback.