Monday, December 11, 2017
Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis presents results of the kindergarten screener during the December meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Dec. 6, 2017

Readiness results highlight need for quality early learning

Many Kentucky students are at a disadvantage for learning before they even start school, according to Kindergarten Readiness Screener data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Kentucky Board of Education approves budget, legislative priorities

At its meeting in Frankfort Dec. 6, the Kentucky Board of Education approved its budget and legislative priorities for the 2018 session of the General Assembly, among other items.
Rhonda Sims, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, presents statements of consideration for the new Kentucky accountability system during a special meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Dec. 5, 2017

Board moves accountability, charter regulations forward

At a special meeting in Frankfort Dec. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education approved statements of consideration for regulations that would govern Kentucky’s accountability system and several aspects of charter schools.

Kentucky school districts on National Advanced Placement Honor Roll

The Hart County and Owensboro Independent public school districts have been named to the 8th Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll, the College Board announced Dec. 6.

Computer Science Week brings coding, standards feedback opportunities

Thousands of Kentucky public school students will have the opportunity to gain experience in computer coding starting today as part of Computer Science Education Week.

Kentucky students are participating in fewer risky health behaviors

Kentucky middle and high school students are participating in fewer risky health-related behaviors, according to results from the 2017 Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

KDE seeking comment on draft Bible Literacy Standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed Bible Literacy Standards.

Commissioner Pruitt receives Thornton Award

The Kentucky School Public Relations Association has presented Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt with the 2017 Richard Thornton Award for exceptional leadership and dedication to public education in Kentucky.

Feedback sought on revised health and physical education standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on proposed health and physical education standards.

Draft pension bill released

The proposed pension reform bill that would affect the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System has been released to legislators.