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Third-graders Tyrese Myrick and Omar Hernandez-Resa code on laptops during Hour of Code at Beechwood Elementary last school year. Dec. 7, 2015 Brenna Kelly

Kentucky students learn coding during Computer Science Week

Thousands of Kentucky students will get experience in computer coding starting today during Computer Science Week.
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education welcome members of the public before the start of a special meeting meant to gather information on charter schools. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 28, 2016

Kentucky Board of Education holds study session on charter schools

The Kentucky Board of Education heard a lot about charter schools during a special study session on the topic today in Frankfort.

Pruitt elected to Council of Chief State School Officers’ board

State school leaders from across the country elected Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt to the Council of Chief State School Officers' Board of Directors during the group’s 2016 Annual Policy Forum in Baltimore.

Board of Education to hold study session on charter schools

The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, to study the issue of charter schools.

Kentucky science scores flat; still lead national average

Kentucky's 4th- and 8th-graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in science, according to data from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, released Oct. 27 by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Students selected for Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

Sixteen 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.
Teacher of the Year award winners pose with Commissioner Stephen Pruitt after the award ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. From left are, 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ron Skillern of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Sarah Mills of Eastside Middle School, and Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year Kellie Jones of Taylor County Elementary School are congratulated by Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 19, 2016

Ron A. Skillern named 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

A 30-year veteran teacher at Bowling Green High School, Ron A. Skillern, is the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Nov. 7 deadline for feedback on proposed federal school funding regulation

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking public comment on the proposed regulation to implement the requirement in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, revised as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), that federal funds must supplement, and may not supplant, state and local funds.
Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 16-22 as Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. Safe Schools Week is designed to raise public awareness and improve the safety of our schools by educating students, staff and community members about bullying prevention, conflict resolution and relationship building. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 7, 2016

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 16-22

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that October 16-22 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky.

Two Kentucky career and technical education teachers named finalists for national award

Two Kentucky career and technical education teachers have qualified as finalists in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Excellence Awards.