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Superintendent’s Spotlight: Mike Hogg, Berea Independent

Mike Hogg The Berea Independent School District’s slogan of being “kid driven” is reflected throughout the school district. To support that slogan, the district established three goals: all students progressing through the rigorous curriculum, all students being on-Track for meeting college readiness benchmarks by graduation, and all students developing 21st Century citizenship skills which include creativity, critical-thinking, collaboration, [...]

By |2015-08-06T08:37:41-04:00August 6, 2015|

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Larry Coldiron, Raceland-Worthington

Larry Coldiron The Raceland-Worthington Independent school district takes great pride in providing every student an opportunity to be successful in any educational endeavor they pursue. The district has an excellent staff and provides wonderful facilities for students. None of this, of course, would be possible without the enormous support received from the community. The district has shown continuous [...]

By |2015-07-23T15:10:32-04:00July 9, 2015|

Kentuckians strongly support current academic standards

Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday announces the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge in August 2014 during a press conference at Woodford County High School.Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 25, 2014 Kentuckians overwhelmingly support the state’s current academic standards in English/language arts and mathematics according to data from the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge that the Kentucky Department of [...]

By |2019-01-09T14:30:41-05:00July 2, 2015|

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Carl Potter, Elliott County

Carl Potter Great things are happening in the Elliott County school district! Student achievement and meeting the needs of all students continue to be the primary goals. The district saw a great turnaround in that effort in the release of the 2014 School Report Card. Four of five schools were designated by the Kentucky Department of Education as being [...]

By |2015-07-23T16:08:55-04:00July 2, 2015|

Feedback on sought on Educator Equity Plan

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Educator Equity Plan it filed with the United States Department of Education (USED) on June 1. USED required each state education agency to submit a new State Educator Equity Plan in accordance with the requirements of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). As required [...]

By |2015-06-19T14:49:20-04:00June 18, 2015|

Gov. Beshear creates Teachers’ Retirement Work Group to address funding issues

In an effort to strengthen the solvency of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), Gov. Steve Beshear this week by executive order created a 23-member work group made up of policy and education leaders. The Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System Funding Work Group, to be led by former state senator and former State Board of Education Chairman David Karem, will meet over the [...]

By |2015-06-18T09:09:51-04:00June 18, 2015|

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Randall Christopher, Estill County

Randall Christopher The Estill County school district is implementing various programs as it pursues the mission of “Every Child Succeeds.” New mathematics and reading initiatives at all grade levels, program reviews and new attendance goals all point to student success. The district is committed to ensuring all students are college- and career-ready and is extremely proud of the [...]

By |2015-07-23T15:13:38-04:00May 14, 2015|

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 commissioner of education and voted to hire a firm to conduct a search to replace current Commissioner Terry Holliday when he retires August 31. Director of the National Center for Innovation in Education and former commissioner [...]

By |2015-05-08T07:29:09-04:00May 8, 2015|

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Terri Cox-Cruey, Kenton County

Terri Cox-Cruey Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey and Kenton County school district staff and educators are firm believers that strong leaders lead by example, model best practices and remain open-minded to new learning opportunities. Under the guidance of district leadership, teachers have spent the last three years working on literacy and mathematics initiatives supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates [...]

By |2015-07-23T15:14:33-04:00May 7, 2015|
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