Monday, April 12, 2021
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: April 7, 2021

KBE hears about ESSER III funding, student’s perspective on pandemic learning

During their April 7 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) heard an update on the third round of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, which is on its way to Kentucky school districts.
2021 Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education: Kyri Demby and Diane Porter

KBE presents 2021 Robinson Award to two Jefferson County educators

Teacher Kyri Demby and Jefferson County Public Schools board chair Diane Porter are the recipients of this year’s Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education.
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Jamie Bowling brings continuity, experience in education to KBE

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Jamie Bowling to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) on March 12 to serve the remainder of her late husband Mike Bowling’s term.
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Governor appoints Jamie Bowling to fill open spot on Kentucky Board of Education

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Jamie Bowling to the Kentucky Board of Education on March 12.
Chase Smith shares with Kentucky Board of Education member Mike Bowling one of the project-based learning activities that his team was working on as a capstone in the Jobs for America's Graduates program at Middlesboro High School (Middlesboro Independent).

Mike Bowling resigns from Kentucky Board of Education

Mike Bowling, a Middlesboro attorney and former state representative, resigned from the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) effective Feb. 19 due to health concerns.
Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy 2021, Nomination deadline March 17, 2021

Nominations open for KBE’s David Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy. The award, named for former board chairman David Karem, will recognize a state policymaker, education leader or citizen who has made notable, state-level contributions to the improvement of Kentucky’s public education system.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: February 3, 2021

KBE approves changes to state accountability system, furthers discussion on assessments

The Kentucky Board of Education voted to approve changes to the state’s accountability system recommended by the Kentucky Department of Education during its Feb. 3 regular meeting.
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Soup for the Soul wins Kentucky Board of Education’s 2020 Kevin C. Brown Strategic...

Soup for the Soul, a nonprofit group feeding families in Murray, is the winner of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) 2020 Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award.
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Meredith Brewer named Kentucky Department of Education’s director of education policy

Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Jason E. Glass announced on Jan. 26 the hiring of Meredith Brewer as the department’s director of education policy. She will continue to serve as director of KDE’s Division of Educator Recruitment and Development until officially beginning her new role on Feb. 1.
Graphic reading: Robinson Award for Diversity & Equity in Public Education, Nomination Deadline Jan. 13, 2021

KBE accepting nominations for Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education

The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2021 Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education.