Sunday, December 8, 2019
Breathitt County schools Superintendent Phillip Watts speaks to the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting Dec. 4.

KBE votes to move Breathitt Co. schools from state management to assistance

Following eight years of being under state management, the Kentucky Board of Education voted Dec. 4 to approve Commissioner Wayne Lewis’ recommendation that Breathitt County Schools move to state assistance.
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Kiley Whitaker receives 2019 Noland-Miller Award

Kiley Whitaker, assistant director of the Division of Technical Schools and Continuous Improvement at the Kentucky Department of Education , received the 2019 Kevin M. Noland-Mary Ann Miller Award Dec. 4 from Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Adam Meier announces a new partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to improve the physical and mental well-being of Kentucky’s youth called Kentucky CARES.

CHFS, KDE partner on framework to improve student care and well-being

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services are collaborating on a framework to improve the physical and mental well-being of Kentucky’s youth, called Kentucky CARES.
In the 2019 State of Education address Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to the state’s education community and encouraged education leaders, educators, policymakers and families.

Commissioner celebrates innovation in education; emphasizes student readiness

In the 2019 State of Education address Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to the state’s education community and encouraged education leaders, educators, policymakers and families to work together to ensure each and every student is well-prepared for life and the opportunities of the 21st century economy.
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LSAC discusses accountability, School Report Card

The Local Superintendents Advisory Council discussed amendments to school and district report card, accountability system regulations.
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Students selected for Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

Eleven Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently was selected to serve as a member of the Hoover Education Success Initiative Practitioner Council at Stanford University.

Lewis representing Kentucky on national teaching profession council

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently was selected to serve as a member of the Hoover Education Success Initiative Practitioner Council at Stanford University.
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Feedback sought on draft state Perkins plan

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the draft state Perkins Plan, also known as Perkins V or the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century” Act.
Three student-based organizations from across the Commonwealth were honored by Lewis in April for their participation in the new Student Ambassador Initiative.

KDE’s Year in Review: Revising standards, honoring students

This is the final installment of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Senate Bill 1 (2017) and more recently SB 175 (2019) called for significant changes to Kentucky’s school accountability system.

KDE’s Year in Review: Changing the accountability system

This is the fifth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.