Stephen Pruitt


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In September 2015, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Stephen L. Pruitt as Kentucky's sixth commissioner of education. Prior to being named the Education Commissioner, Pruitt worked for Achieve and coordinated the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). He also served as president of the Council of State Science Supervisors and a member of the writing team for the College Board Standards for College Success (Science). In addition, he served on the National Academies of Science Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards which developed the Framework for K-12 Science Education – a foundational document for the Next Generation Science Standards.