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.
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.
Following my recommendation to place Jefferson County Public Schools in state management, some school leaders, teachers and parents outside Louisville have asked “will our district be next?” The simple answer is “no,”
There are a few things that I consider non-negotiable when talking about education in Kentucky.
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.
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.
Teaching is a demanding profession. To celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, scheduled for May 7-11, I'd like to thank all of Kentucky's educators for the outstanding things they do for their students every day.
I've recorded a new short video for all of Kentucky's teachers to share my priorities in education. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and thank you for all you do for the Commonwealth's children.
One of the curious things in education is while we tend to seek input from educators, parents and community members when making policy decisions, we don’t always seek input from those who are affected most by those decisions – the students.