Thursday, March 23, 2017

State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky news conference set for Jan. 21

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt During will give an overview of Kentucky’s educational rankings, initiatives and progress, and identify challenges that still lie ahead.
Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) stands with Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt and representatives from the Boone County School District at the rostrum of the Senate chamber at the Kentucky State Capitol prior to the reading of a resolution honoring the state’s school bus drivers. From left to right are Pruitt; Beverly Daniels, a bus driver for the Boone County schools; Schickel; Heather Roth, Boone County director of transportation; Helen Cottongim, Boone County transportation training coordinator; and Randy Poe, Boone County superintendent. The resolution was adopted unanimously by the Senate. Photo by Mike Marsee, Jan. 12, 2016

Kentucky Senate honors school bus drivers with resolution

The Kentucky Senate applauded school bus drivers with the adoption of a resolution Tuesday declaring its appreciation to drivers across the state.

Teacher workforce in Kentucky staying stable

A new study showed that the teaching population in Kentucky’s schools stayed relatively stable between 2008 and 2012, which is good news for students.

Pruitt tells board ESSA reauthorization provides opportunity for Kentucky education

Reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act ushers in a new day in Kentucky and across the nation, Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen...

Poverty is a factor in Kentucky students’ school readiness

Many Kentucky students are at a disadvantage for learning before they even start school, according to Kindergarten Readiness Screener data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Commissioner names Program Review task force

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt named a task force to study Program Reviews and consider solutions to address challenges related to the Program Review process.

KTRS work group offers broad options to fix troubled pension plan

A working group appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear adopted a report Tuesday designed to help the Kentucky General Assembly fix the financially troubled Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System.

Kentucky schools on national Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Six Kentucky public school districts have been named to the 6th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, the College Board has announced.

Summer food service program seeks school and nonprofit sponsors; training set

Sponsors are being sought and training has been scheduled for the 2016 Summer Food Service Program for school and nonprofit organizations.

Kentuckians selected as finalists for math, science teaching

Ten Kentucky public school teachers have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.