Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Community Survey: Help us define which qualities are important in Kentucky's next education commissioner

SURVEY: KBE seeks feedback in search for next commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education is inviting residents and stakeholders to take a community survey on the qualities they would like to see in the state’s next education commissioner.
Kentucky Board of Education Special Meeting January 17, 2020

KBE lays out next steps in search for new education commissioner

At a special meeting Jan. 17, the Kentucky Board of Education appointed board members Cody Pauley Johnson, Sharon Porter Robinson and Lee Todd to a team that will evaluate proposals from executive search firms vying to help the board find Kentucky’s next education commissioner.
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GoTeachKY using 10 teacher ambassadors to promote teaching profession 

The GoTeachKY campaign to recruit the next generation of educators has partnered with 10 teacher ambassadors across the state to help promote the teaching profession.
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Nominations open for KBE’s Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy

The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy. The award, which is named for board chairman David Karem, will recognize a Kentucky policymaker, education leader or citizen who has made notable state-level contributions to the improvement of Kentucky's public education system.
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Konz Tatman named interim communications director at KDE

Toni Konz Tatman, a communications coordinator for the Jefferson County schools and a former journalist, has been named interim director of communications for the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown announced today
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Impact Kentucky survey an easier way for teachers to weigh in

The Impact Kentucky survey, which opened today to certified staff members at schools across Kentucky, is shorter and will require less time to complete than previous working conditions surveys.
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Input sought on district and school report card regulation

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to an administrative regulation that establishes the standards for a school and district report card and covers definitions, requirements for the school and district report cards, data verification and publication, and a new section on communication of federal and state accountability classifications.
Erin Elizabeth Ball, center, a language arts teacher at Georgetown Middle School (Scott County), was named the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year at a May 20 ceremony in Frankfort.

Nominations open for 2021 Kentucky Teacher Awards

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc., sponsors of the Kentucky Teacher Awards, have opened nominations for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher Awards.
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OEA report says school counselors need more time, more help

A report by the Office of Education Accountability concluded that school counselors should be able to spend more time working with students and that more counselors are needed in Kentucky schools.
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Impact Kentucky survey gives teachers a voice

The Kentucky Department of Education and Panorama Education will administer the Impact Kentucky working conditions survey to certified staff members at schools across Kentucky in January.