Thursday, April 27, 2017

Semifinalists named for 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – are semifinalists for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education and ValvolineTM announced.
Students from Breckinridge County Area Technology Center present Kentucky Department of Education logos made of wood and aluminum to the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting in Frankfort on April 12. Pictured, from left, are (seated) Luke Mattingly, Zane Denner, Hunter Robinson, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, Clayton Thompson, Coy Mattingly, Michael Nash, (standing) principal Jonathan Bennett, carpentry instructor Will Farmer, Ebonee East, CNC instructor Dean Monarch, Dalton Shepard, Jonathan Embry, Branden Kiper, Nathan Patterson, Wyatt Lucas, Austin Norton, Nathan Douglas, Nicholas Stinson and Kentucky Board of Education Chairman William Twyman. Photo by Mike Marsee, April 12, 2017

Kentucky Board of Education updated on new laws

At its regularly scheduled April meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education received an update on new education laws passed by the 2017 General Assembly. House Bill 520 allows non-religious public charter schools for the first time in Kentucky. Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said work has already started at the Kentucky Department of Education to prepare for the establishment of charters.

Two organizations receive Robinson Award

At its April 12 meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to co-winners – Kentucky Educational Television and the YMCA of Central Kentucky.

Kentucky Board of Education discusses new accountability system

At a work session on April 11, the Kentucky Board of Education took a deeper dive into the various components of a new accountability system.

24 educators chosen for Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2018 Valvoline Teacher...

2017 TELL Kentucky survey sets record; results due next month

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky educators have set a new record with their response to the 2017 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey. More...

Education commissioner supports autism awareness

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt is leading educators across Kentucky in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 in support of children and families who experience autism on a daily basis.

Data shows Kentucky schools making healthier choices

More Kentucky schools are making healthier choices for their students and taking stock of their school health policies, according to data from the School Health Profiles surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Stephanie Winkler, president of the Kentucky Education Association, draws a TELL Kentucky Survey winner with Wayne Young, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. The TELL Kentucky Survey is now in its final week. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 24, 2017

Three-quarters of educators complete TELL Kentucky Survey

By the third week of the TELL Survey, more than three-quarters of Kentucky’s school-based educators had completed the survey of school working conditions. The survey, which is now in its fourth week, runs through Friday.
Mike Armstrong, executive director of the Kentucky School Boards Association, helped draw TELL Kentucky Survey winners with Robin Hebert, director of the Kentucky Department of Education’s division of Next Generation Professionals, on March 17. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Kentucky Department of Education

More than half of educators complete TELL Kentucky Survey

More than half of Kentucky’s school-based educators have taken part in the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Survey of school working conditions in just the first two weeks of the survey.