Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. An update for Kentucky's Families about the COVID-19 crisis and our schools, July 24, 2020

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s July 24 letter to families

As plans are being created for the upcoming school year, we are all struggling with how children will learn, remain safe and traverse an environment unlike one we have ever experienced. It’s a time when parents are trying to figure out whether their children will be taught at school or through non-traditional instruction from home, along with how their children will get to school and what they will do after school.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. A Letter to Kentucky's Teachers and Staff, July 24, 2020

A letter to teachers and school staff from Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Dear Public School Family: I just wanted to thank all of you who attended the “Reopening Kentucky Schools: Virtual Town Hall for Educators and Staff” on...
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. An Update for Kentucky's Families, July 10, 2020

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s July 10 letter to families

I am pleased to share that the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) announced today that Jason Glass will be Kentucky’s next commissioner of education. Dr. Glass has been serving as superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area since 2017.
Carta del 26 de junio del Comisionado interino Kevin C. Brown a las familias Por Kevin C. Brown

Carta del 26 de junio del Comisionado interino Kevin C. Brown a las familias...

A medida que continúan las discusiones sobre la reapertura de las escuelas en el otoño, estoy compartiendo con ustedes la guía Healthy at School de Kentucky publicada el miércoles.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. An update for Kentucky's Families about the COVID-19 crisis and our schools, June 26, 2020

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s June 26 letter to families

As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky's Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. An update for Kentucky's Families, June 5, 2020

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s June 5 letter to families

I am writing today because you are critical partners to our educational system. Your voice matters and everything we do in education is a direct response to the teaching and learning that we know is extraordinarily important to the growth of your children.
A Statement from Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

A statement from Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Our country and our Commonwealth are hurting. So many of us have been shaken over the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Louisville’s Breonna Taylor. We are seeing an outcry of grief and anger with many of our students, families and educators gathering to speak out about racial injustice.