Monday, October 22, 2018
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KDE launches new professional learning website

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new Professional Learning Bulletin Board website, which gives educators information regarding professional development providers and programs.

Kentucky graduates see slight increase on ACT

The percentage of Kentucky public high school graduates meeting the state’s college readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in English, mathematics and reading saw an incremental increase, according to data released Oct. 17 by ACT.
Kentucky Department of Education Social Studies Consultant Lauren Gallicchio works with teachers from across Kentucky serving on the Social Studies Advisory Panel to consider and respond to more than 5,000 comments received from the public about the proposed new social studies standards. Photo by Megan Gross, Oct. 15, 2018

Social Studies Advisory Panel reviews public comments on standards

Social studies teachers from across the Commonwealth met Oct. 15-16 at the Kentucky Department of Education’s offices to thoughtfully consider and respond to the 1,227 respondents who provided 5,306 public comments on the survey of the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies.

KDE seeks feedback on career studies standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies (formerly known as vocational studies).
Neighborhood children enjoy a free, nutritious meal as part of the statewide Summer Food Service Program. To locate an SFSP feeding site, call the National Hunger Hotline at (866) 3HUNGRY or (866) 348-6479. Meals also can be located by texting "Food" to 877-877. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 15, 2017

Kentucky children benefited from more summer meals in 2018

Kentucky Summer Food Service sponsors, along with many partners across the state, are celebrating the increase in the number of summer meals served to children across Kentucky in 2018.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, center, speaks to the Kentucky Board of Education Oct. 3 about the importance of making high school diplomas mean more in the Commonwealth. At the meeting, the board unanimously approved an amendment to Kentucky’s minimum high school graduation requirements. With Lewis are, from left, Associate Commissioners Amanda Ellis and David Horseman. Photo by Megan Gross, Oct. 3, 2018

KBE approves new high school graduation requirements

The Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 3 to approve a proposal that will change minimum high school graduation requirements for students who will graduate in the Classes of 2023 and 2024.
Kentucky Board of Education member Joe Papalia greets Wayne D. Lewis after the board's Oct. 2 meeting, where board members voted unanimously to take the next step in making Lewis the next commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Lewis has served as interim commissioner since April 2018. Photo by Megan Gross, Oct. 2, 2018

KBE takes next step in appointing chief state school officer

The Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 2 to take the next step in making Wayne D. Lewis the next commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Lewis has served as interim commissioner since April 2018.
The Kentucky Board of Education named Jason Reeves, second from right, dean of educational studies and professor of education at Union College in Barbourville, as the recipient of the second annual David Karem Award during its regular meeting Oct. 2 in Frankfort. Presenting the award were, from left, former KBE member and state legislator David Karem, Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis and Board Chair Hal Heiner. Photo by Megan Gross, Oct. 2, 2018

Reeves receives David Karem Award

The Kentucky Board of Education named Jason Reeves, dean of educational studies and professor of education at Union College in Barbourville, as the recipient of the second annual David Karem Award during its regular meeting Oct. 2 in Frankfort.
The 18th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award was presented to Robbie Rudolph, second from right, president of Rudolph’s Inc. and founder of Four Rivers Foundation, at the Kentucky Board of Education meeting today in Frankfort. Presenting the award is, from left, Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, Lisa Rudolph and Board Chairman Hal Heiner, right. Photo by Megan Gross, Oct. 2, 2018.

Western Kentucky Foundation founder wins Joseph W. Kelly Award

At its meeting Oct. 2, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 18th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to Robbie Rudolph, president of Rudolph’s Inc. and founder of Four Rivers Foundation in Hickman.
Teaghin Wiggins, left, and Tori Garcia work on math problems in Andrea Kemp's kindergarten class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 28, 2018

Five Kentucky schools win Blue Ribbon honors

The U. S. Department of Education named five Kentucky public schools as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence.