Shelly Thomas from Barren County and Robert Walker of Harrison County were presented with the KESSP Award on Jan. 19. The newly created state award honors excellence by classified school employees and will be given annually.
During its Jan. 19 virtual meeting, members of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)'s School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC) approved a motion to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) that would adjust the recommended weights in the state’s accountability system.
The Kentucky Department of Education will be seeking public comment on an addendum to Kentucky’s ESEA Consolidated State Plan to implement the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.
New federal legislation provides the largest discretionary K-12 funding in history, with new allowable uses and streamlined spending.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc.
Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass offered the following comments following Gov. Andy Beshear’s second budget address on Wednesday evening.
Four Kentucky teachers addressed the Kentucky Senate Education Committee on Jan. 7 regarding the impact of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Savannah Boone is the 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year, while Jessica Tipton and Amber Ervin the two finalists for the award. They will receive cash prizes and other recognition, and Boone will get a scholarship to attend the national Special Education Legislative Summit in summer 2021.
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass announced today the hiring of Chuck Truesdell as director of government relations for KDE. He will begin his role with the department on Jan. 5.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released guidance on Dec. 18 on reopening schools for in-person instruction in January 2021, accompanying a new executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear.