Thursday, October 27, 2016

Board of education to hold special meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to consider hiring a candidate to be the next commissioner of education.

State’s equitable access to effective educators plan approved

Kentucky’s plan to eliminate identified equity gaps includes strategies focused on recruitment, hiring and placement; ongoing, job-embedded professional learning; evaluation of educators and retention.

24 Ashland Inc. teacher achievement award winners named

The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards.

Pruitt likely to be named next commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education announced Sept. 4 that Stephen Pruitt likely will be the next Kentucky commissioner of education, pending the outcome of a background check, a vote by the board and successful contract negotiations.

Number of students taking AP tests up and scores are higher

More Kentucky students are taking the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) tests and scoring higher according to data released from the College Board.

KDE seeking individuals to serve on teacher tribunals

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking educators and non-educators interested in serving on teacher tribunals. In order to ensure a full pool of potential tribunal members for the hearings across the state, training will be provided in person in Frankfort 1-4:30 p.m. E.T. Oct. 13.

Candidates named in commissioner search

The Kentucky Board of Education announced the names of the five candidates it is currently considering for the position of commissioner of education.

More Kentucky graduates meet state benchmarks on ACT

More Kentucky public high school graduates are meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam, according to data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Five candidates move forward in commissioner search

At a special meeting in Lexington on Aug. 25, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to move five individuals forward in its search for the position of commissioner of education – with the possibility of extending a second interview to each, pending additional information.

Proposals sought for Kentucky School Counseling and Advising Institute

Proposals are being sought for the presentations to be given at the first Kentucky School Counseling and Advising Institute, scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Northern Kentucky University METS Center in Erlanger, Ky