Saturday, February 27, 2021
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.
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Kentucky Board of Education seeking applicants for KHSAA Board of Control

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), through the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), is seeking an individual to serve on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Board of Control to fill a position that will become vacant on June 30.
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.
Two women wearing face masks hold onto a glass trophy over a wooden sign reading: Welcome to Soup for the Soul

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.
A smiling woman wearing glasses.

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.
Graphic with KDE seal reading: JCPS Audit: KDE recommends no state management, assistance

KDE commissioner won’t recommend state management, assistance in Jefferson County

A management audit team appointed by the Kentucky Department of Education initiated a management audit of Jefferson County Public Schools between September 21 and October 9. Based on the findings, Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass stated evidence collected during the audit establishes that neither state management nor state assistance is necessary to correct any inefficiencies and ineffectiveness within the district and that all requirements of the settlement agreement have been met.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, October 7, 2020

State board of education votes to settle student funding dispute

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted a final order on Oct. 7 that settles a long-running dispute between the Pineville Independent and Bell County school districts.
Graphic showing picture of young woman, text reads: Solyana Mesfin named to the Kentucky Board of Education

Louisville junior selected as first student member on Kentucky Board of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education announced Oct. 2 that Solyana Mesfin of Louisville was selected as the first active public school student in the Commonwealth to hold a seat on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).