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Education Officials Launch Online Comment Box On Common Core

Kentucky education officials want to tweak the state's English and math standards and they want help doing it.

With Common Core becoming a political lightning rod, Kentucky officials are hoping to offer the general public a clearer picture of the academic standards – while giving them a chance to improve them.

On Monday, they unveiled a website where people can view detailed information on the state’s new guidelines. People can rewrite them or click a green thumbs-up icon, similar to Facebook's "like" button.

"We're going to talk about how can we get these standards to be more rigorous to a degree, or at least more appropriate," Aaron Thompson with the Council on Postsecondary Education told WDRB-TV.

State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said the process is not a referendum on the standards and noted the department would ignore complaints that don't contain suggestions for improving the standards.

The website is http://kentucky.statestandards.org.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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