Saturday, December 3, 2016

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.

Board approves changes in program reviews; elects new officers

For 2016-17, the Program Review process is greatly streamlined. Rubrics have been reduced from up to 56 pages to 8-10 pages and only two programs will be scored each year rather than every program.

Two business leaders receive Joseph W. Kelly Award

At its Aug. 4 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 16th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to two business leaders who are actively engaged in making a difference in their local schools.

Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses

This week, approximately 45 billboards started going up that warn of the danger in passing a stopped school bus.

Kentucky lauded for increasing graduation rate, closing graduation gap

A new report by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University says Kentucky is a national leader in closing the graduation rate gap for low-income students.

Kentucky School for the Blind students author book

Seven students from the Kentucky School for the Blind are hoping to release the first-ever professionally published anthology written by blind and visually-impaired teenagers this fall.

Pruitt testifies before Senate committee on ESSA

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington, D.C., July 14.

Pruitt to testify before U.S. Senate committee on ESSA

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions July 14 on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Accountability work groups meet July 14

The first meeting of Kentucky’s accountability work groups will be July 14 in Elizabethtown.

Commissioner names Dyslexia Task Force

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has named a task force to study dyslexia and develop recommendations on policy, personnel, and the instructional and fiscal resources needed to identify and support students with dyslexia.