Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kentucky college-going tool unveiled; data released

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Strategic Data Project (an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University), 55,000 Degrees, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and Jefferson County Public Schools, has unveiled a new, interactive online tool aimed at improving college-going and persistence in Kentucky.

Education commissioner search moves forward

The Kentucky Board of Education has completed the first round of interviews for the position of commissioner of education. The board interviewed 12 candidates over the past two days.

School bus safety poster contest winners announced

With the start of a new school year and a renewed focus on school bus safety, today the Kentucky Department of Education announced the winners of its annual school bus safety poster contest. The theme for the 2015 contest was Bully Free Zone!

More than 90 percent of Kentucky educators are effective; state Board of Education elects...

The majority of teachers and leaders evaluated in the first year of statewide implementation of Kentucky’s Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) were rated...

Kentucky Board of Education reviews commissioner applicants; selects interim commissioner

At its meeting Aug. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education conducted its first review of applicants for the position of commissioner of education. The board also named Kevin C. Brown, associate commissioner and general counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education, as interim commissioner of education.

Public feedback sought on proposed social studies standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking public feedback on proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation.

SOAR launches STEM-based education, workforce initiative

Educators from 22 eastern Kentucky school districts have kicked off an education initiative aimed at building a STEM-based (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by...

Spencer named state manager for Menifee County school district

Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has named Breathitt Co. Assistant Superintendent Tim Spencer as the state manager for the Menifee Co. school district. Spencer will...

Menifee County Schools go under state management

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) has approved Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's recommendation to put the Menifee County school district under state management. “I do not make...

Kentuckians recognized for math, science teaching

Two Kentucky teachers have won the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Andrew Kemp, a science teacher at Male High School...