I am thankful to Sen. David Givens for sponsoring Senate Bill 192 and Rep. Bobby McCool for sponsoring House Bill 499, both of which were filed late last week. These identical bills build upon the Kentucky General Assembly’s historic investment of state funds for local career and technical education (CTE) programs in the 2022 budget session.
Commissioner of Education Robin Fields Kinney told the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Advisory Board on Feb. 13 that the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will be reposting the school’s principal position.
The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) has named two Kentucky schools as National ESEA Distinguished Schools during its national conference on Feb. 7-10. The two are among 65 schools nationwide to receive the honor.
Kentucky superintendents heard updates on the statewide literacy coaching model and the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) program during the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Superintendents Webcast on Feb. 13.
Kentucky recognized 103 teachers newly certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) during a Feb. 8 ceremony.
2023 Impact Kentucky survey shows educators are beginning to feel more optimistic, but challenges remain
On Feb. 6, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released results from the latest survey, which asks all certified school staff a variety of questions about their working conditions.
Applications are now being accepted for the non-voting teacher and student members of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).
The Kentucky United We Learn Council approved a guiding “moonshot” statement and definition of vibrant learning experiences, one of the key tenets of United We Learn, during the council’s virtual meeting on Jan. 24.
The council typically takes on a project each school year, which have included topics such as school safety and student mental health. This year, members decided to amplify student voice.
The Kentucky Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Micki Ray testified during the House Education Committee on Jan. 23 in support of House Bill 162, the Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act, which would provide additional supports in mathematics beginning with the 2025-2026 school year.