Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2021 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education. Nomination deadline May 14, 2021.

KBE seeking nominations for Johnnie Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education.
Updated - Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program

KDE updates guidance on Supplemental School Year Program

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released updated guidance on April 16 detailing how the Supplemental School Year Program impacts public education in the Commonwealth.
Superintendents Webcast: April 13, 2021

Kentucky superintendents hear details of $2 billion in ESSER III funding

Kentucky schools will get just over $2 billion dollars in a third round of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Commissioner's Student Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: April 13, 2021

KDE Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council provides feedback on school year

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) shared their thoughts about the highs and lows of remote learning during the pandemic at the council's April 13 meeting.
COVID-19 Guidance for Schools and Districts: Accelerating Student Learning During Summer Learning Programs and Through the Academic Year

KDE issues new guidance on accelerating summer learning

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released new guidance on April 12 on summer learning programs and opportunities to provide educational boosts during the subsequent school year.
Kentucky Board of Education Virtual Meeting: April 7, 2021

KBE hears about ESSER III funding, student’s perspective on pandemic learning

During their April 7 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) heard an update on the third round of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding, which is on its way to Kentucky school districts.
2021 Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education: Kyri Demby and Diane Porter

KBE presents 2021 Robinson Award to two Jefferson County educators

Teacher Kyri Demby and Jefferson County Public Schools board chair Diane Porter are the recipients of this year’s Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education.
Screenshot of people talking over Zoom on a virtual town hall.

Commissioner’s Virtual Listening Tour kicks off in Louisville

Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass’ virtual listening tour kicked off April 6 with nearly 100 stakeholders ready to share their input on long-term aspirations for the Commonwealth’s education system.
Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program

KDE releases guidance on Supplemental School Year Program

The Kentucky Department of Education released a new guidance document on April 5 that provides details on the Supplemental School Year Program.
Local Superintendents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: March 30, 2021

LSAC approves amendments, further guidance coming on disciplinary removal for special education students

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving ahead with aligning special education regulations with federal law, as well as clarifying special education regulations for districts.