Tuesday, August 14, 2018

As students go back to school, drivers reminded to use caution

As students return to school, Kentucky drivers are being reminded of the laws that apply to keep students safe.
Associate Commissioner David Horseman, left, Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis and Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis address the Kentucky Board of Education during the first reading of the newly proposed high school graduation requirements during its Aug. 2 meeting. High school students would have to demonstrate foundational skills in reading and mathematics and achieve academic or career readiness to graduate, among other requirements. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 2, 2018

Board of Education discusses new graduation requirements

High school students would have to demonstrate foundational skills in reading and mathematics and achieve academic or career readiness to graduate, among other requirements, under a proposal before the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its meeting in Frankfort Aug. 2.
Hal Heiner addresses members of the Kentucky Board of Education after being named chairman during the board's regularly scheduled August meeting. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 2, 2018

KBE elects Hal Heiner chair; Milton Seymore elected vice chair

In the opening moments of its regular board meeting Aug. 2, Kentucky Board of Education members voted to elect Hal Heiner as chair and Milton Seymore as vice-chair.

Administrative operations of EPSB move to Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education applauded the creation of a new office within the agency that will serve as the administrative arm of the Education Professional Standards Board, which was previously under the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
This is the logo for the What Will You Be KY campaign.

KDE announces campaign to familiarize students with careers

Kentucky Department of Education Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis has announced a new campaign aimed at increasing awareness about career and technical education careers.

Horseman named associate commissioner for OCTE

Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis appointed David Horseman as associate commissioner in the Office of Career and Technical Education at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Work Ready Scholarship questions to be answered during Facebook Live event

High school students, parents, school counselors, teachers and administrators – as well as adults who have not yet earned an associate degree or higher and are interested in a career in one of the state’s top five high-demand workforce sectors – are invited to join a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 24 to learn about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship.

Input sought on proposed alternate assessments waiver

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on a request to extend its waiver on the number of students who can be tested using an alternate assessment on annual statewide Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests.

Lewis applauds expansion of Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to now include dual credit courses in Career and Technical Education pathways for high school students.

Lewis cites need for more school resource officers at roundtable

The Federal Commission on School Safety visited Lexington June 26 as part of a national listening tour on safety issues. Kentucky Department of Education...