Enhanced Kentucky high school diploma discussed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s education commissioner says an idea for an enhanced high school diploma is aimed at creating a stronger workforce that can meet the requirements of employers with foreign investments.

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says that the program called "Kentucky Rising" could be in place by the 2016-17 school year. He says it would allow graduates to get scholarships and early college admission.

He discussed the idea Wednesday at a meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education.

Holliday said in an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1AhpxWj) that he expects Kentucky Rising to be critical in economic development in the state.

He says businesses will have to help state education officials determine criteria for the program.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com


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