Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Summer Food Service Program offers Best Practices Sessions

The Kentucky Department of Education‘s Division of School and Community Nutrition is presenting Summer Food Service Program Best Practices Sessions to school and nonprofit organizations that participate in this federal child nutrition summer meals program.

Kentucky awarded $2 million to improve career education

The Council of Chief State School Officers and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Jan. 11 that Kentucky is one of 10 states that will receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career education pathways for students.

Nominations open for 2018 Kentucky Teacher Awards

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have adopted a new schedule for the awards to provide the Teacher of the Year more flexibility in taking a sabbatical and preparing for the national Teacher of the Year awards.

KDE pays 2016-17 AP test fees for qualifying students

In an effort to increase students’ opportunity to take Advanced Placement exams, the Kentucky Department of Education will underwrite the cost of the tests in the 2016-17 school year for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Kentucky school districts on national Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Eight Kentucky public school districts have been named to the 7th Annual Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll, the College Board announced.

Kentucky CTE demonstrates award-winning leadership

Kentucky’s national leadership in Career and Technical Education (CTE) was recognized recently with several awards presented at the Career Tech Vision 2016 Conference, and the accompanying conferences of the National Association of Agriculture Educators and the National Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Readiness results highlight need for quality early learning

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.
The Kentucky Board of Education discusses its position on charter schools during the December meeting. Photo by Mike Marsee, Dec. 7, 2016

Kentucky Board of Education approves charter school principles

At its meeting in Frankfort Dec. 7, the Kentucky Board of Education approved a framework for charter schools, should the General Assembly consider public charter school legislation in the upcoming session.
Third-graders Tyrese Myrick and Omar Hernandez-Resa code on laptops during Hour of Code at Beechwood Elementary last school year. Dec. 7, 2015 Brenna Kelly

Kentucky students learn coding during Computer Science Week

Thousands of Kentucky students will get experience in computer coding starting today during Computer Science Week.
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education welcome members of the public before the start of a special meeting meant to gather information on charter schools. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 28, 2016

Kentucky Board of Education holds study session on charter schools

The Kentucky Board of Education heard a lot about charter schools during a special study session on the topic today in Frankfort.