Districts of Distinction recognized

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and Kentucky Department of Education recognized eight school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting yesterday. The...
Kentucky Board of Education Vice Chairman Jonathan Parrent, left, and Commissioner Terry Holliday, right, pose with Taylor County superintendent Roger Cook after he received the Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award from the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 1, 2015

Grissom Award goes to Taylor County superintendent

The Kentucky Board of Education presented the sixth annual Dr. Johnnie Grissom Award to Taylor Co. Superintendent Roger Cook at its meeting this week. The...
Commissioner Terry Holliday discusses the budget with the Kentucky Board of Education during its April meeting. Holliday notified the board his intent to retire at the end of August. Photo by Amy Wallot, April 1, 2015

KBE discusses Teacher Equity Plan, hiring search firm for commissioner search

The Kentucky Board of Education discussed at its meeting this week a plan to combat teacher turnover and ensure that all children in Kentucky...

Feedback sought on School Improvement Grant program

In coming weeks, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will be applying to the U.S. Department of Education for a School Improvement Grant (SIG). These...

TELL Kentucky Survey off to a good start; first cash award given

After just one week, more than 9,500 Kentucky educators have taken part in the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Survey of school working...

KY first regional career academy offers students a competitive advantage in global economy

Incoming high school freshmen from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties now have a groundbreaking choice about where to go to high school. The...

Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools making gains

Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools continue to make progress on increasing student achievement, according to a report presented to the Kentucky Board of Education at its...

Kentucky Board of Education moves to close achievement gaps

The Kentucky Board of Education yesterday renewed its commitment to educating ALL students and emphasized closing achievement gaps as one of its top priorities. “This...

Holliday urges a state-led, systematic approach to ESEA reauthorization

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this week urged Congress to reauthorize the law governing public education in the United States by providing for a state-led,...

Half of incoming kindergartners are ready for school

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is...