Monday, February 27, 2017

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.

Students selected for commissioner’s advisory council

Six Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt.

Kentucky students continue to outperform national peers

Kentucky's public school students continue to outperform their peers nationally in 4th- and 8th-grade reading and in 4th-grade mathematics.

More people sought to serve on teacher tribunals; additional training scheduled

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking additional educators and non-educators interested in serving on teacher tribunals.

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair named 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Ashland Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education announced the 2016 Teachers of the Year winners today at a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.