Early literacy and math bill advances to Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky House passed HB 272 and now moves to the Senate. The bill focuses on elementary education courses at Kentucky colleges and universities that would require more specific training in teaching early literacy and math skills beginning next year.

Tests used to gauge both the knowledge and skill of math and reading teachers would be developed by the state Education Professional Standards Board by 2021 under the bill.

All new teachers seeking early childhood or elementary education certification beginning with the 2022-2023 school year would have to pass those tests, per the bill.

HB 272 passed the House by a vote of 86-12. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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