Kentucky’s Second Annual AP Day at the Capitol
Kentucky’s Second Annual AP Day at the CapitolMaria Alcon-Heraux, Director, Media Relations
On February 21, more than 50 teachers, students, and campus leaders came to the Kentucky Capitol building for 14 legislative meetings, advocating for AP Exam funding.
Special thanks to teachers and students from Christian County High School and Boyle County High School who testified at the House Appropriations Budget Review Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education about the need for AP Exam funding, particularly for the Commonwealth’s low-income students.
The group also met with the Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, Hal Heiner, as well as with the Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, who is a former AP Chemistry teacher. Because of Pruitt's strong support for AP, the group presented him with a Policymaker Award. In turn, the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education honored the three Kentucky recipients of the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll: Hart County, Owensboro Public Schools, and the Diocese of Covington Education Office.