Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Kentucky Board of Education Vice Chair Lu Young sits on a defense committee at Barret Traditional Middle (Jefferson County).

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Lu Young brings a voice for students in generational poverty

After breaking the curse of generational poverty and becoming her family’s first college graduate, Vice-Chair of the Kentucky Board of Education looks to bring her expertise to the board and help children across Kentucky break the same cycle.
Sharon Porter Robinson, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, talks with Brionna Jaggers, a junior at The Academy @ Shawnee (Jefferson County), in one of Jeramiah Elsner’s science classes. Photo by Toni Konz Tatman, Feb. 20, 2020

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Sharon Porter Robinson brings interest in education policy to board

After a long career in education, self-described policy wonk Sharon Porter Robinson is working to close the gap between education policy and practice as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education.
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.
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.