University of Kentucky president among 200 leaders selected for common core coalition

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comJune 10, 2014 

The president of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education, Bob King, and 14 of the state's campus presidents have joined a new national coalition in support of the Common Core State Standards, a council news release said Tuesday.

Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky, was among the more than 200 leaders from 30 states in the group called Higher Ed for Higher Standards.

Kentucky's Common Core standards set out what Kentucky students should know and be able to do in kindergarten through 12th grade. Higher Ed for Higher Standards said the Common Core standards can help colleges and universities in their efforts to reduce remediation rates and improve student success.

"The Common Core provides a long-overdue alignment between what kids learn in K-12 and what is necessary to succeed in college or a decent job," King said in a news release.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter:@vhspears.

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