Sunday, July 12, 2020
Stephen Pruitt

Counselors play vital role in preparing children for life

The role of the school counselor has changed pretty dramatically since most of us were in school. At the Kentucky Department of Education, we realize the important role that counselors play in each and every school.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Changes coming to accountability system, School Report Card

We have some big changes coming up in education over the next year and I want to take some time to share how it will be impacting your family and your school.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Addressing teacher shortages: Traditional and alternative routes to teaching

The most important school factor in a child’s academic success is having access to high-quality, effective teachers. While we have continually sought to improve the quality of instruction provided to students, particularly those who have been historically underserved, we are now facing teacher shortages in Kentucky and across the nation like we never have before.
Stephen Pruitt

All students deserve opportunities to find their passion

A trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s State Marching Band Championships got me thinking about how important opportunity is for all of our students.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Proposed graduation requirements offer flexibility, accountability

Does handing a diploma to a high school graduate mean that he or she is ready to succeed in the next phase of life? Under Kentucky’s current graduation requirements, the answer is no, which is why I believe now is the time for us to make significant revisions to our requirements.
Stephen Pruitt

Share your thoughts on the proposed new accountability system

We're getting ready to kick off another round of Town Hall meetings across Kentucky to get your input into what you think about the state's proposed new accountability system.
Stephen Pruitt

Time to flip the script on our thinking about achievement gaps

In order to tackle Kentucky's achievement gap, we need to recognize it is all of our problem, and all of our responsibility to remedy this disparity in student achievement.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Public charter schools: An additional tool for improving public education

Traditional public schools have been and will continue to be the primary vehicle for delivering instruction to our students, but public charter schools may provide a much-needed opportunity for a high-quality education for some of our Commonwealth's most at-risk children.
Stephen Pruitt

Kentucky’s new accountability system designed to push education forward

After almost two years, more than 20 town hall meetings and thousands of public comments, Kentucky finally has a new accountability system and it is one of which we all should be proud.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

New system means big changes to school accountability measures

Starting this month, you’ll begin hearing much more about our new school accountability system and what it means for each district, school and student.