Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Lauren Shackleford

Adapting and learning, but anxiously awaiting a return to a new normal

Corbin High School's Lauren Shackleford writes about how she is looking forward to reaching the new normal and moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown. An update for Kentucky's Families about the COVID-19 crisis and our schools, April 24, 2020

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

Just because you know bad news is coming doesn’t make it easier to swallow and so it was this week when Gov. Andy Beshear recommended that in-person classes be suspended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Damien Sweeney

We are all feeling a range of emotions at this time

COVID-19 is a global crisis. All of us have experienced a variety of emotions during this time. These feelings may continue for quite some time.
Sarah Davenport

And then suddenly … everything changed due to COVID-19

Fleming County's Sarah Davenport shares how COVID-19 impacted her senior year and she learned to cope with the changes.
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown, An Update for Kentucky's Families about the COVID-19 Crisis, April 17, 2020

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s April 17 letter to families

Every day since the COVID-19 emergency began to take shape has brought new challenges for all of us who serve Kentucky’s students, and probably for all of you who are more intensively involved in your children’s education than ever before.
David Cook

Creating a different kind of normal

“I sure am looking forward to when we get back to normal!” is the refrain I hear from many educators. But I think the better question is why do we want to get back to normal?
From the Desk of Commissioner Kevin C. Brown, An Update for Kentucky's Families about the COVID-19 Crisis and Our Schools, April 10, 2020

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

It has been just over a month since Kentucky’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed, and it has been the longest month of many of our lives. We had no idea when that announcement was made on March 6 how our lives were about to change and we still don’t know when they’ll return to something close to normal.
David Horseman

All education is career and technical education

A lot of times I hear people referring to career and technical education and college prep classes as two separate things. When it comes down to it, all education is career and technical education.
Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s April 3 letter to families

It should have come as no surprise to any of us when Gov. Andy Beshear asked Kentucky’s school superintendents on Thursday to keep schools across the state closed for another two weeks. Both the Kentucky Department of Education and your child’s school were already preparing for this.
Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s March 27 letter to families

Our focus at KDE is now three-fold – Educate, Feed and Support. Our first priority is ensuring your children still receive their education through the use of Kentucky’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Program.