Wayne Lewis talks about some of the things that sparked his interest in education and educational leadership during his childhood and young adulthood and the path that led him to become Kentucky’s commissioner of education.
The Kentucky Department of Education is developing standards to be used in a new graduation requirement for financial literacy.
For my first photo blog at the Kentucky Department of Education, I recently went to the 2nd annual Academies of Lexington Career Expo over in Fayette County.
David Horseman, the new associate commissioner of KDE’s Office of Career and Technical Education, said changes will continue to come to career and technical education.
Marion County Area Technology Center is offering 8th-grade students a hands-on preview of its advanced manufacturing and Project Lead the Way curricula through a pair of elective classes.
At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to approve a list of legislative priorities for the 2019 session of the General Assembly that places student success and preparedness and family empowerment at the center of our legislative efforts during the upcoming session.
One of my top priorities here at the Kentucky Department of Education is to increase the number and percentage of high school students successfully completing early postsecondary opportunities, such as dual credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International.
We have reached the point in Kentucky’s history when change to our minimum standards for high school graduation is necessary to ensure that our children are well-prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.
Almost half of Kentucky’s population lives in rural areas. That means a significant portion of Kentucky’s students are being educated in rural school districts. Our rural schools face unique challenges compared to our suburban and urban schools.
Marion County's Dana Lee Thomas explains how a new program set up by a group of Hope Street Fellows is designed to provide the support new teachers need.
While lesson planning, classroom management and mastery of content are significant at every level, I think most teachers would agree that student engagement is the key ingredient to the perfect school day.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have opened nominations for the 2020 Kentucky Teacher Awards.
The Commissioner’s Principal Advisory Council has recommended adoption of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders for evaluation of effective principals.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will begin a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers , high, middle and elementary schools across the state.
In a news conference on Jan. 13, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to student-based organizations across the Commonwealth, asking them to participate in a new initiative aimed at promoting the importance of education.
The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Statistics, has launched the Kentucky School Proficiency Dashboard, a web-based tool that compares proficiency levels of Kentucky schools and districts.
The American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to write about diplomacy and peace-building.
Shelby County schools will host the Shelby County Share Fair professional learning program Feb. 20 at the Blair Center at Southside Elementary School in Shelbyville.
The Kentucky Department of Education and the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center is offering two free trainings on behavioral threat assessments and emergency events Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Hampton Inn and Suites in Murray.
The Kentucky Branch of the International Dyslexia Association will host the IDA Southern Regional Conference March 22-23 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
Daniel Bustle, an agriculture teacher at Locust Trace AgriScience Center (Fayette County), is among 21 individuals nationwide selected to participate in the 2018-2019 XLR8 Institute – a professional learning program that began at the National Association of Agricultural Educators annual convention in San Antonio.