Student Achievement
Educational success for each and every child is the core purpose of Kentucky's common schools.
CBE Achievement Reports
Transition Index Report   Too few Kentucky schools are on track to reach Kentucky's current standards for proficiency by 2014. In 2010 and 2011, Kentucky schools need more rapid improvement to be ready to do well on more demanding tests scheduled to start in 2012.  
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Sustaining the Commitment,   a white paper on assessment and accountability, offers insight from a group of Kentucky superintendents. (2008)  
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Education Funding
Adequate funding is one key factor in delivering proficiency for every Kentucky student.
2014 SEEK Overviews
How does Kentucky's main school funding formula affect your district? We've summarized the trends in just two pages.
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CBE Funding Reports
Budget Contingencies and Fund Balance   This 2009 white paper argues that school district fund balances should not be used to solve state budget challenges and explains how fund balances differ from contingency funds.  
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Expectations Up, Resources Down   As a state, we have committed to much higher expectations, but state funding per student has declined in program after program. Those losses are shown in this two-page analysis developed by the Kentucky Education Action Team (www.kyeat.org).  
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Litigation
The Council has acted as plaintiff in two court cases to strengthen Kentucky education.
The Rose Case
Rose v. CBE   is the 1989 landmark ruling on Kentucky's constitutional commitment to elementary and secondary education.  
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Other Documents
CBE v. Williams press release   explains CBE's decision not to appeal the 2007 summary judgment.  
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