Making Money Matter:
Maximizing Student Achievement
with Our Investments in Education
In any discussion of wise investments for Kentucky’s future, increasing spending on education is at the top of many policymakers’ priority lists. But how exactly should education funds be targeted in order to have the greatest impact? What specific expenditures will best help boost students’ academic achievement?
The Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center attempted to answer these questions and more at their recent conference. Now, thanks to KET, you can attend anytime (except real time) via the web.
Welcome/Setting the Context (24:58)Brad Cowgill, President, Council on Postsecondary Education; Chair, Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center
Dr. Bob Sexton, Executive Director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
David Adkisson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
The Dynamic Global Labor Market (57:03)Dr. Marc Tucker, President and CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy
Educational Progress in Kentucky (29:30)Dr. Amy Watts, Policy Analyst, Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center
Keynote address: Doug Mesecar, Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
Early Childhood Development (46:10)Dr. M. Rebecca Kilburn, RAND
Rick Hulefeld, Children Inc.
Dr. Kim Townley, University of Kentucky
The Achievement Gap (48:37)Ross Wiener, The Education Trust
Claude W. Christian, Kentucky Department of Education
Stu Silberman, Superintendent, Fayette County Schools
Teacher Compensation (52:20)Dr. Patrick J. Schuermann, Vanderbilt University
Mary Ann Blankenship, Kentucky Education Association
Dr. Allyson Hughes Handley, Council on Postsecondary Education