As Kentucky prepares to implement the new federal education law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2017, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is hosting a series of Education Town Hall Meetings to determine how Kentuckians define school success.

  • What do you expect from our schools?
  • What school characteristics are most important?
  • How should we measure school success?
  • How do we ensure all schools are successful?
  • How should we celebrate school success?

This listening tour is your opportunity to provide input to the Kentucky Department of Education on the design of a new education accountability system that will be used as the basis to improve our schools and celebrate their educational progress. The goal is to produce a system that is fair, reliable, valid and easier to understand.

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You also may submit your thoughts on the above questions to