Saturday, February 27, 2021
Randy Poe poses for a picture with students from Erpenbeck Elementary (Boone County).

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Randy Poe continuing his education journey with the KBE

Randy Poe’s journey with Boone County schools began as a bus driver for the district. Now, after serving the northern Kentucky community for nearly 40 years, Poe’s journey continues with the Kentucky Board of Education.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting, August 6, 2020

Kentucky Board of Education grants additional COVID-19 flexibility to the Commonwealth’s school districts

At its Aug. 6 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved two emergency regulations that will provide districts with additional flexibility as they head into the 2020-2021 school year.
2020 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership, Nomination Deadline July 15, 2020

KBE accepting nominations for 2020 Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership.
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Nominations sought for KDE commissioner of education

The Kentucky Board of Education – with the assistance of Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. – is searching for nominations for the next commissioner of education.
Kentucky Board of Education Chairman David Karem talks with Bloom Elementary School students about their technology projects during a February 2020 visit to the school.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | David Karem has deep roots in Kentucky public education

Kentucky Board of Education Chairman David Karem has deep roots in Kentucky’s public education. From his work while serving in the Kentucky General Assembly to saving Bloom Elementary Jefferson County), Karem has dedicated his career to the children of the Commonwealth.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, center, meets with social studies teacher Mary Shouse of the Stewart Home and School and members of the school's student council to discuss civic engagement and community service.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Time and situation right for Coleman to champion public education

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
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.
Holly Bloodworth, center, a Kentucky Board of Education member who spent 32 years teaching at Murray Elementary School, serves as a guest reader in Trina Fuller's 4th-grade class at Hickman Elementary School.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | For three decades, Holly Bloodworth has been educating Kentuckians

Holly Bloodworth, the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year who spent 32 years teaching at Murray Elementary School, originally planned on being a nurse during her first three years at Murray State University.
Kentucky Board of Education member Cody Pauley Johnson reads to a class at Peaks Mill Elementary (Franklin County).

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Cody Pauley Johnson brings a voice to Eastern Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Education member Cody Pauley Johnson hopes to tackle the decline of jobs in the Eastern Kentucky region by putting an emphasis on education.
Patrice McCrary, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, watches a student display his work in computer programming during a visit to Jennings Creek Elementary School (Warren County). Photo by Morgan Watson, Jan. 31, 2020

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Education was Patrice McCrary’s ‘yellow brick road’

After public education changed the course of her life, Patrice McCrary spent more than 30 years as a classroom teacher and teacher leader, and now she is lending her voice to the Kentucky Board of Education.