The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) expressed its support at its April 9 meeting for educators and families during the extended period of school closures brought about by the COVID-19 emergency.
A new GoTeachKY initiative called Teachers Helping Teachers is connecting experienced educators to provide virtual coaching and support directly to other teachers to help them deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new webpage on its website designed to provide 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) education-related updates and information educators, staff and families.
Superintendents and finance officers of Kentucky’s 172 school districts were given an in-depth look at emergency federal funding, as well as some elements of the budget for fiscal year 2021 approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.
The Kentucky Department of Education released five guidance documents April 7 for districts to use when considering the implications of school building closures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
During school building closures due to COVID-19, the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option – which are administered by the Kentucky Department of Education – will provide meals at no cost to children 18 and under. This allows children who may face food insecurity to continue receiving meals while schools are not holding in-person classes.
The Kentucky Department of Education is accepting public comments for Kentucky’s waivers for flexibility on K-12 education funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The Education Continuation Task Force met virtually to discuss a recent survey sent to Kentucky principals about the two graduation requirement options for the class of 2020.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority addressed questions on Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards during a Special Superintendent’s Webcast on April 3.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet issued a waiver April 3 in response to the COVID-19 emergency that suspends the requirement that students who plan to graduate from high school in 2020 pass a civics test, as well as certain requirements for completing an early high school graduation program.