Friday, January 20, 2017

Graduation, student readiness and achievement continue to improve in final year of Unbridled Learning...

The number of students graduating from high school and considered college/career-ready continues to increase, and more students are scoring at higher levels in most grades and subjects since the state launched its assessment and accountability system five years ago, according to data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Five public schools win Blue Ribbon honors

The U. S. Department of Education named five Kentucky public schools as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence.

Best practice schools recognized

During the annual Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington on Sept. 20, the Kentucky Department of Education recognized six schools, one district and one educational cooperative for best practices.

24 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline™ have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2017 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.

Students score higher on Advanced Placement tests

Kentucky students who took rigorous Advanced Placement tests in May scored higher according to data released from the College Board. In fact, the number of students scoring at the top two levels is up between 4 and 5 percent from last year.

Kentucky graduates make incremental gains on ACT

Kentucky public high school graduates held steady in meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and English, but lost ground in meeting the state mathematics benchmark, according to data released by ACT.

Students encouraged to apply for commissioner’s advisory council

Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for membership on the Commissioner’s Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt.

Kentucky Department of Education moving

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving to the 300 Building, a new, five-story office space located on Sower Boulevard, off the East-West Connector, in Frankfort.

Department of Education participates in Kentucky State Fair

Kentuckians attending the 2016 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 18-28 are invited to visit the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) booth.

Districts decide whether to stock overdose drug at high schools

As the new school year begins, Kentucky school districts are considering whether to stock naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, an opioid-blocker that can be given in the event of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose.