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...

KBE moves ahead in search for new commissioner

During a special meeting in Louisville this week, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed the characteristics it would like to see in the next...

EPSB appoints acting executive director

Jimmy Adams of Lexington will serve as the acting executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). “As the acting executive director, Jimmy Adams,...

Children’s book produced by KDE staffers available for download

“Sam Saves the Mansion,” a new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion produced by four KDE staffers, is now available as a free,...
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Louisville Mayor Grag Fischer and Commissioner Terry Holliday sit in on Brent Peter's Food Lit class at Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County). Photo by Amy Wallot, April 23, 2015

Education secretary praises Kentucky progress

During a trip to Louisville this week, United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan saw firsthand, some of the progress Kentucky has made in public...

Schools named Kentucky Green Ribbon nominees

Two public schools and one postsecondary institution are Kentucky’s nominees for the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Recognition Award. First Lady Jane...

TELL Kentucky response sets record; results due next month

Kentucky educators have set a new record with their response to the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey. Nearly 45,000 – 89.3...

Sims, Stafford named to Office of Assessment and Accountability positions

Rhonda Sims, currently director of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Support and Research, has been named associate commissioner of the Office of...