Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Amanda Ellis, left, and Anthony Mires update the Kentucky Board of Education about AdvanceKentucky, an initiative to increase access to and success in Advanced Placement courses, especially for low income and minority students. The group's newest cohort of schools enroll 5,900 students – 70 percent of whom are low income and 20 percent of whom are a minority. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 3, 2017

Kentucky Board of Education discusses 2018-20 biennial budget

According to Kentucky Department of Education staff, additional money will be needed to implement Senate Bill 1 (2017).
David Couch

KDE’s Associate Commissioner Couch receives KASA award

David Couch, the Kentucky Department of Education's associate commissioner for the Office of Education Technology, has received the 2017 William T. Nallia Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.
Associate Commissioner Rhonda Sims presents the proposed changes to the Kentucky Accountability System to the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 2, 2017

Kentucky Board of Education reviews accountability regulation

The Kentucky Board of Education agreed to return to Frankfort later this month to vote on the regulation that will govern Kentucky’s new accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Kentucky Department of Education names charter director

The Kentucky Department of Education has named Earl Simms as the director of its newly created Division of Charter Schools in the Office of Legal, Legislative and Communication Services.

Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses

As a new school year approaches, Kentucky drivers will soon see reminders to watch out for stopped school buses.

Board of Education approves Teacher Leader Standards regulation

At a special meeting July 25, the Kentucky Board of Education approved Education Professional Standards Board Administrative Regulation 16 KAR 1:105, Teacher Leader Standards.

Input sought on proposed waiver to law that limits alternate assessments

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver on the number of students who can be tested using an alternate assessment on annual statewide Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress tests.

Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

Gov. Matt Bevin made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

English 2 and Algebra 2 teachers sought to help develop EOC field tests

The kick off for developing new End of Course Assessments for English 2 and Algebra 2 – which will be field tested in the spring of 2018 – will take place in July.
Kids line up at the Village Branch of the Lexington Public Library for a free meal provided through the Summer Food Service Program. The program offers more than 2,000 school and community sponsored feeding sites across Kentucky this summer for children 18 and under. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 15, 2017

Kentucky Summer Food Service Program kicks off with recognition

The Kentucky Summer Food Service Program is once again making sure students’ stomachs are full even when classrooms are empty.