Education Data Released

As the school year begins, there's good news for hundreds of Kentucky schools.

The State Department of Education released federal education data and more than 800 schools met their yearly progress goals, which is about 74 percent of Kentucky's public schools.

The data is based on results in math and reading from the Kentucky Core Content Tests for the 2004 to 2005 school year.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, states are required to report how schools and districts are faring.

Schools that fail to meet their yearly progress goals for two or more years in a row are subject to consequences.