Friday, October 22, 2021
Graphic reading: KDE News, Kentucky Department of Education

KDE develops guidance to accelerate student learning

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is continuing to work with school boards and districts to help them address the diverse accelerated learning needs of students due to interrupted learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graphic reading: Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award. Nomination deadline Nov. 12, 2021

Nominations open for KBE’s 2021 Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award.
Graphic reading: Kentucky School for the Blind Advisory Board virtual meeting, Oct. 12, 2021

KSB Advisory Board discusses ESSER relief funds, White Cane Safety Day

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) will provide the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) the opportunity to improve campus building renovations and increase staff size, members of the KSB Advisory Board discussed during their in-person Oct. 12 meeting.
Graphic reading: Superintendents Webcast, October 12, 2021

Kentucky superintendents receive overview of House Bill 563 ruling

Following last week’s ruling from the Franklin Circuit Court that found portions of House Bill 563 unconstitutional, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education convened district leaders on Oct. 12 for its monthly superintendent’s webcast to answer questions surrounding the legislation.
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Former superintendents take on new roles as special assistants to Commissioner of Education Jason...

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass announced that former school superintendents Scott Hawkins and Rachel Yarbrough started as special assistants to the commissioner on Oct. 4. The former superintendents will serve as a bridge of communication between the Kentucky Department of Education and school district leaders.
Graphic reading: KDE News, Kentucky Department of Education

KDE’s Summer Food Service Program offering information session for potential new sponsors

A brief information session is being offered online for potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors in Kentucky on Nov. 4, 2021, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. EST. A general overview of the program will be provided by Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) SFSP staff, and those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. 
Graphic reading: Kentucky Board of Education, October 5, 2021

KBE approves 2022-2024 biennial budget request, sets annual goals

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved the 2022-2024 biennial budget requests put forward by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) during its regular meeting on Oct. 5.
Graphic reading: 2021 Kelly Award for Business & Education Partnership, Harper Smith

Harper Smith, Kentucky Chamber Foundation receive KBE’s 2021 Kelly Award for Business and Education...

Harper Smith, senior manager of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was presented with the Kentucky Board of Education's Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership at its Oct. 5 meeting. 
Graphic reading: Commissioner's Student Advisory Council Virtual Meeting, Sept. 30, 2021

Student Advisory Council discusses student mental health roundtables, COVID-19 challenges

Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) shared their reactions to the Student Mental Health Action Summit roundtables hosted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in partnership with Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman’s office, during their meeting on Sept. 30.
Graphic reading: KDE Releases 2020-2021 School Report Card Data

KDE releases 2020-2021 School Report Card Data

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released annual School Report Card data on Sept. 29, as required by statute and under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).