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.
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).

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Mike Bowling learned to serve from mother, high school civics teacher

New Kentucky Board of Education member Bowling said it is important for him to be of service to others. It’s a lesson he learned from his mother, who was born in Germany and spent 14 years of her life living in bomb shelters.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Aaron Thompson, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education and an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, knows the value of a good education.

KBE SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Thompson believes every child should have the chance to learn

Aaron Thompson knows the power of a good education. His life is a testament to education’s value and he’s lived in service of it most of his adult life.
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.
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).
Allison Slone works with a group of students in a classroom at McBrayer Elementary School (Rowan County). Submitted photo by Mandy Triplet, Feb. 12, 2020

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Allison Slone serving as first full-time teacher on state school board

Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County, has found herself in a position to speak up for her colleagues and her profession as the first active, full-time teacher to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education.