Thursday, December 14, 2017

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.
Former Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) member and state legislator David Karem (far left) and KBE Chair Mary Gwen Wheeler, accompanied by Commissioner Stephen Pruitt (far right) presents the first David Karem Award to Dr. Blake Haselton (holding plaque). The award is given to state policymakers, education leaders or citizens who have contributed to the improvement of education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 4, 2017

Haselton receives first David Karem Award

The Kentucky Board of Education named Dr. W. Blake Haselton, superintendent-in-residence and associate clinical professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, as the first recipient of the David Karem Award during the board’s regular meeting Oct. 4 in Frankfort.
Kentucky Board of Education Chair Mary Gwen Wheeler, accompanied by Commissioner Stephen Pruitt (far left), presents the Joseph W. Kelly Award to northern Kentucky attorney C. Ed Massey (holding plaque), a long time Kenton Co. Board of Education member. The award, named for former KBE chair and businessman Joe Kelly (far right), is given to businesspeople who offer outstanding leadership and service toward promoting school improvement and equitable educational opportunities for all Kentucky children. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 4, 2017

Northern Kentucky attorney receives Joseph W. Kelly Award

At its meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 17th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to C. Ed Massey, a northern Kentucky attorney and a longtime member of the Boone County Board of Education.
Jonathan Bogar, second from left, a welding instructor at Belfry Area Technology Center, received the 2017 Kevin M. Noland/Mary Ann Miller Award for significant service to Kentucky's public schools. At the presentation on Oct. 4 were, from left, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt, Chief of Staff Mary Ann Miller, former long-time KDE employee Kevin Noland and Kentucky Board of Education Chair Mary Gwen Wheeler. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 4, 2017

Bogar receives 2017 Noland/Miller Award

At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort Oct. 4, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented the 2017 Kevin M. Noland/Mary Ann Miller Award to Jonathan Bogar, a welding instructor at the Belfry Area Technology Center.
House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in the state and during its regular meeting on Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education approved four regulations governing the establishment and operation of public charter schools. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 4, 2017

Kentucky Board of Education approves charter regulations

House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in the state and during its regular meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education approved four regulations governing the establishment and operation of public charter schools.