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WKU Vanguard Project 

Partnership among Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green Independent School District, Daviess County School District, Owensboro Independent School District, and Warren County School District

GOAL: Transform the system of education in Kentucky to a level whereby schools/students will perform at levels comparable to those of schools in top performing countries in the world.


  1. Recruit high-performing students into teacher education programs;
  2. Increase standards for individuals seeking admission to and exiting teacher education programs;
  3. Increase expectations of teacher candidates relative to mastery of subject matter;
  4. Provide clinical experiences to ensure prospective teachers master the craft of teaching;
  5. Enhance support for new teachers entering the profession; and
  6. Restructure/align districts/schools with the project guidelines.

Vanguard Project - Guidance for Applicants (pdf)

WKU Vanguard Project Meeting, 4/3/2014 -Proposal Criteria (pdf)

WKU Vanguard Prospectus (pdf)

WKU Vanguard Presentation (pptx)

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