Friday, January 25, 2008

Senate OKs two bills to improve math, science education

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Senate unanimously approved two bills yesterday aimed at improving education -- with an emphasis on math and science.

Senate Bill 2 would require the state to cover the cost of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams for public school students in all subject areas beginning with the 2008-09 year.

It also would provide grants to help school districts develop programs and offer more classes online to boost the availability of high-level math and science classes for high school students.
And it would help middle school students prepare for the more rigorous high school classes, while also assisting elementary teachers in developing skills...

...The Senate also passed SB 64, which would increase the number of math and science teachers by allowing those who graduate with math or science degrees and who want to teach to become certified through an alternate process...

This from the Courier-Journal.

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