Education leaders gather at Asbury to hear from Gene Wilhoit

Gene Wilhoit as Asbury UniversityLast week education leaders from around Kentucky traveled to Asbury University to hear from Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Council of Chief School Officers and former Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. The event brought together officials from the Kentucky Department of Education, the Council on Postsecondary Education, the Educational Professional Standards Board, administrators and education faculty from public and independent universities across the state, Asbury graduate students, and local P-12 administrators and faculty to explore some of the big issues and opportunities facing education.

Wilhoit praised Kentucky for its adoption of 2009’s Senate Bill 1 (now referred to as Unbridled Learning) and said that its mandate to bring K-12 and higher education together to address education reform was the most important part of the reform legislation. Wilhoit challenged the group to continue to strive to individualize learning, use data effectively, ensure that graduates are ready for college and careers, and to be more thoughtful about recruiting teachers into the profession and training them for the emerging world.

The event was hosted by the Asbury University Department of Education and office of the provost, and co-sponsored by AIKCU as part of our Senate Bill 1 grant activities.

For more on the event, see the write-up on