Friday, February 24, 2017
Newly certified teachers and those renewing their certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards pose in the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History after a ceremony in Frankfort recognizing their accomplishment. There were 18 teachers certified for the first time last year, and 101 renewed their certification. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Feb. 23, 2017

New class of National Board-certified teachers celebrated

The newest class of 18 NBCTs includes a first for one Kentucky district, and many more will be coming behind them.
Kentucky's Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt says the Commonwealth must do more to ensure all students receive the same educational opportunities and access to rigorous coursework, Pruitt made those remarks at a press conference Feb. 22 to release "The State of P-12 Education in the Commonwealth," which outlines both the progress and the challenges that remain in education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Feb. 22, 2017

Pruitt issues State of P-12 Education report

Kentucky must do more to ensure all students receive the same educational opportunities and access to rigorous coursework, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said during his State of Education news conference Feb. 22.

Kentucky cited as a national leader in school turnaround

At the Feb. 8 Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort, board members learned that Kentucky’s efforts to turn around low-performing schools are among the most effective in the nation.

Districts of Distinction recognized

The Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education recognized 16 school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s Feb. 8 meeting.

Kentuckians recognized for math, science teaching

Four Kentucky teachers have won the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Kentucky Board of Education recognized the teachers at its Feb. 8 meeting in Frankfort.

Kentucky Board of Education discusses new accountability system

The Kentucky Board of Education took a first look at the proposed new accountability system for Kentucky schools and districts during a work session Feb. 7 and generally liked what it saw.

Kindergarten entry age cutoff moves to Aug. 1

Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1. Up until now, the cutoff was Oct. 1.

Want to recognize a great teacher?

How would you like to recognize one of the unsung heroes of Kentucky’s classrooms? Well, you have your chance, with nominations now being accepted for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher Awards.

Summer Food Service Program offers Best Practices Sessions

The Kentucky Department of Education‘s Division of School and Community Nutrition is presenting Summer Food Service Program Best Practices Sessions to school and nonprofit organizations that participate in this federal child nutrition summer meals program.

Kentucky awarded $2 million to improve career education

The Council of Chief State School Officers and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Jan. 11 that Kentucky is one of 10 states that will receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career education pathways for students.