Thursday, December 3, 2020
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

Wishing you a merry little Christmas

I’ve always been a fan of the holiday season, much like all of you I’m sure. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the things I like the most about the holidays are the traditions – decorating, spending time with neighbors and special dinners with friends and family.
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

We need our communities to take this virus as seriously as our schools have

Public education is a decidedly social endeavor. The things most graduates treasure from their school years are the memories of interactions with great teachers who changed the trajectory of their life, their experiences in school activities and athletics that taught them the value of collaboration and teamwork, and the lifelong bonds of friendship that often are forged in school-age years.
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

Reaching and serving Kentucky’s homeless children and youth

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, a time for us to bring attention to the prevalence of homeless youth within Kentucky and create an awareness of the challenges faced by students and families experiencing homelessness.
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

We need to hear from you

My first few weeks as Kentucky’s education commissioner have been a whirlwind of phone calls and virtual meetings with students, teachers, Kentucky Department of Education staff and other education stakeholders to get an idea of the education landscape in the Commonwealth.
Statement from Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

A statement from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

"Schools across Kentucky have been doing a tremendous job keeping the learning going for our students and we have not seen (so far) COVID-19...
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School Report Card 2020 – User experience testing

The 2019-2020 School Report Card (SRC) is now public and we’d love to receive feedback and suggestions from our advisory groups and education partners. The feedback link at the bottom right of the SRC can be used to provide a quick comment or respond to a feedback survey at any time.
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

Celebrate Kentucky Safe Schools Week this October

This year, Oct. 18-24 will be recognized as Kentucky Safe Schools Week. This annual event – which has recognized issues such as preventing cyberbullying, hatred and violence – has taken on a bit of a different perspective due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Picture of Commissioner of Education Jason Glass

KDE stands ready to work with districts and schools as classes resume

I know this is the most unusual opening Kentucky – and the rest of the country – probably has ever had. The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and I stand ready to help all our districts as the school year begins.
Graphic: From the Desk of the Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. A Thank You to Kentucky's Families for Your Patience During the COVID-19 Crisis. August 14, 2020.

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s Aug. 14 letter to families

I know these are frustrating times for all of Kentucky’s public school families.
Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Families, educators must remain flexible and good examples if schools are to reopen

I think one of the hardest things for those of us who are planning for the upcoming school year – parents and teachers alike – is the uncertainty of it all.