Chambers of Commerce across Kentucky are being asked to help in the effort to improve schools.
Kentucky's new education commissioner hopes to recruit chambers to generate broad support for improving schools.
Jon Draud points to last month's Northern Kentucky Education Summit as an example.
The event drew 850 people to discuss how every segment of the community needs to support education.
Draud said he has met with the State Chamber of Commerce president and has a planning meeting scheduled for Jan. 10.
Draud said his top priority is to assure that Kentucky students meet proficiency standards by 2014 as mandated in the federal "No Child Left Behind" Program.