(AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is speaking at Kentucky's first-ever School Readiness Summit at the Convention Center in Frankfort.
A release from the governor's office says the Wednesday summit is designed to help school districts, early learning providers and community organizations team up on promoting student success from birth through third grade.
Terry Tolan, executive director of the Governor's Office of Early Childhood, says too many school-age children are unprepared for the classroom.
Twenty-five teams were chosen representing 23 counties in Kentucky. Their teams include representatives from multiple areas including superintendents, librarians, preschool coordinators, higher education professionals and nonprofits organizations.