Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that Oct. 15-21 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Board of Education named Dr. W. Blake Haselton, superintendent-in-residence and associate clinical professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, as the first recipient of the David Karem Award during the board’s regular meeting Oct. 4 in Frankfort.
At its meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 17th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to C. Ed Massey, a northern Kentucky attorney and a longtime member of the Boone County Board of Education.
At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort Oct. 4, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented the 2017 Kevin M. Noland/Mary Ann Miller Award to Jonathan Bogar, a welding instructor at the Belfry Area Technology Center.
House Bill 520 (2017) cleared the way for the first charter schools in the state and during its regular meeting Oct. 4, the Kentucky Board of Education approved four regulations governing the establishment and operation of public charter schools.
The U. S. Department of Education named four Kentucky public schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence.
The percentage of Kentucky public school students graduating from high school continued to increase; more students took rigorous Advanced Placement tests and earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher; and students scored higher with a greater percentage of them meeting readiness benchmarks on the ACT, according to 2016-17 assessment data released today by the Kentucky Department of Education.
During the annual Continuous Improvement Summit Sept. 19 in Lexington, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recognized five schools and two districts for best practices.
After more than a year-and-a-half of extensive outreach and engagement efforts, the Kentucky Department of Education has submitted its Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act to the United States Department of Education.
The Kentucky Department of Education recognized 10 Kentucky public schools on Sept. 18 for outstanding teaching and learning conditions. These Winners’ Circle schools were recognized for their effective teaching and school leadership practices and will be shared as models of best practices across the state.