Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kentucky joins career readiness initiative

Kentucky is among a group of 17 states that committed to develop and execute a detailed plan to implement recommendations made in a report by the Council of Chief State School Officers Career Readiness Task Force

Pruitt offered education commissioner post

The Kentucky Board of Education voted Sept. 23 to extend an offer of employment to Stephen L. Pruitt to become Kentucky’s sixth commissioner of education.

2015 Kentucky Winner’s Circle schools recognized

Ten Kentucky public schools were recognized Sept. 21 for outstanding teaching and learning conditions.

Board of education to hold special meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to consider hiring a candidate to be the next commissioner of education.

State’s equitable access to effective educators plan approved

Kentucky’s plan to eliminate identified equity gaps includes strategies focused on recruitment, hiring and placement; ongoing, job-embedded professional learning; evaluation of educators and retention.

24 Ashland Inc. teacher achievement award winners named

The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

Pruitt likely to be named next commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education announced Sept. 4 that Stephen Pruitt likely will be the next Kentucky commissioner of education, pending the outcome of a background check, a vote by the board and successful contract negotiations.

Number of students taking AP tests up and scores are higher

More Kentucky students are taking the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) tests and scoring higher according to data released from the College Board.

KDE seeking individuals to serve on teacher tribunals

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking educators and non-educators interested in serving on teacher tribunals. In order to ensure a full pool of potential tribunal members for the hearings across the state, training will be provided in person in Frankfort 1-4:30 p.m. E.T. Oct. 13.

Candidates named in commissioner search

The Kentucky Board of Education announced the names of the five candidates it is currently considering for the position of commissioner of education.