Kentuckians strongly support current academic standards

Kentuckians overwhelmingly support the state’s current academic standards in English/language arts and mathematics according to data from the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge that...

Commissioner of education position posted

Applications are now being accepted for the next Kentucky Commissioner of Education. In April, current Commissioner Terry Holliday announced his intention to retire effective August...

Feedback on sought on Educator Equity Plan

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Educator Equity Plan it filed with the United States Department of Education (USED) on...

Gov. Beshear creates Teachers’ Retirement Work Group to address funding issues

In an effort to strengthen the solvency of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), Gov. Steve Beshear this week by executive order created a 23-member work...

TELL survey shows improved school working conditions

Overall, Kentucky educators are more positive about teaching and learning conditions in their schools than they were in 2013 according to results from the Teaching,...

Board looks at program reviews; approves arts standards

An audit of Kentucky school Program Reviews showed that the audited schools overscored their programs in K-3, writing, practical living/career studies, and arts and humanities,...

Board considers career/tech funding; novice reduction

Current funding for career and technical education (CTE) in Kentucky is inadequate and at critical levels. That’s the conclusion of an independent report presented to...

KDE to continue use of some parts of technology system designed to improve instruction...

By Brenna R. Kelly Brenna.kelly@education.ky.gov After analyzing cost, usage and receiving feedback from districts, the Kentucky Department of Education has decided to continue to use most...

Graduation rate report ranks Kentucky among the top states

A recent report on graduation rates calls Kentucky “a beacon to all other states” and lauds the state’s ability to all but eliminate the opportunity...

Public input sought on traits for next commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education is seeking public input on traits it should consider when selecting Kentucky’s next commissioner of education. Current Commissioner Terry Holliday announced...