Business support for education has always been essential for Kentucky, and employers recognize the critical link between quality schools and a well-prepared workforce. The state is once again at a critical place in its quest for educational excellence with the adoption of new, tougher standards to move student learning to a higher level.
The Kentucky Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the state Department of Education, is working to raise employer awareness of and support for these new standards and the positive impact they will have on preparing students for success in both college and the workplace.
An Employer Information Kit has been developed as part of that effort, offering communications tools that Kentucky employers can use to let their employees know about the new standards and what they mean for their communities and state. The kit, which includes such items FAQs, a sample newsletter item, an example of an e-mail message and resource information, is available here. To order a hard copy, which includes electronic versions of the communications tools, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky Chamber Foundation also produced an informational brochure titled New Standards, New Tests and New Scores on the new standards. Both the kit and the brochure are available for download now.