Thursday, November 23, 2017

Kentucky students are participating in fewer risky health behaviors

Kentucky middle and high school students are participating in fewer risky health-related behaviors, according to results from the 2017 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

KDE seeking comment on draft Bible Literacy Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed Bible Literacy Standards.

Commissioner Pruitt receives Thornton Award

The Kentucky School Public Relations Association has presented Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt with the 2017 Richard Thornton Award for exceptional leadership and dedication to public education in Kentucky.

Feedback sought on revised health and physical education standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed health and physical education standards.

Draft pension bill released

The proposed pension reform bill that would affect the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System has been released to legislators.

Students selected for commissioner’s advisory council

Seven Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt.
Brandon Davis

KDE’s Davis selected to lead national agricultural education group

Brandon Davis of the Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Career and Technical Education was chosen as the president elect of the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education at the group's annual convention in Indianapolis.  

Kentucky receives grant to improve children’s literacy skills

The United States Department of Education awarded the Kentucky Department of Education a 3-year, $24.9 million grant to support the development of pre-literacy skills, reading and writing among Kentucky’s children.

Commissioner leads support for learning disabilities awareness

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is asking educators across Kentucky to join him in recognition of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in October.

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 15-21

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that Oct. 15-21 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky.