Obama education chief: Exits exams won't ensure success for Kentucky students

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An education secretary from President Barack Obama's administration says high school exit exams will not benefit Kentucky students unless the state provides more resources for public schools.

The Courier-Journal quotes John B. King in a Wednesday report as saying the concern is not the exams themselves but that officials need a plan to improve opportunities. King was education secretary from 2016-17.

The state Education Department is finishing a month-long period of public feedback on proposed changes to high school graduation requirements. Among the changes is creating a math and reading test students must pass to graduate.

King was in Louisville this month on behalf of a group challenging the changes. The department must respond to feedback in writing and through a hearing Thursday in Frankfort before they become final.


Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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