Monday, September 28, 2020
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KDE awarded federal grant to recruit, retain local and state program leaders to improve...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) Office of Special Education and Early Learning has been awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Statement from Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

A statement from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

"As an educator and native Kentuckian, I (along with many others in the state) have been shaken over the death of Breonna Taylor, who not too long ago graduated from Western High School in Louisville and was working to build a career and life serving others as a health care worker.
2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Department of Education names 5 Kentucky public schools: Carter City Elementary School (Carter County); duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County); Hazel Green Elementary School (Laurel County); Junction City Elementary School (Boyle County); Marie Gatton Phillips Elementary School (McLean County)

Five Kentucky public schools named 2020 Blue Ribbon winners

The U. S. Department of Education named five Kentucky public schools as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence.
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Public comment sought on waiver for Kentucky’s 21st CCLC Programs

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting public comments on a proposed waiver to offer flexibility to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant programs. 
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 22, 2020

Kentucky superintendents get KDE budget news, update on COVID-19 reporting

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted a draft proposal to the state outlining what services would be impacted and what challenges would result from a possible 8% budget cut.
Virtual Forum: New Public Health COVID-19 Reporting Requirements, Thursday, September 17

KDE virtual forum provides additional information on DPH metric, emergency regulation

Nearly 100 people tuned in to the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) virtual forum on Sept. 17 to learn more about the Department for Public Health’s new four-color decision-making metric for school officials.
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 15, 2020

New DPH metric designed to help Kentucky school districts decide on virtual or in-person...

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has created a four-color metric to guide school officials in deciding whether to offer in person, virtual or hybrid instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discuss issues during their Sept. 15 virtual meeting. Dr. Jason E. Glass, lower left corner, attended his first council meeting as Kentucky's new commissioner of education.

Kentucky’s new education commissioner joins Student Advisory Council for roundtable on mental health, educational...

Members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council were joined by the Commonwealth’s new Commissioner of Education Jason Glass and Lt. Gov. and Secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Jacqueline Coleman during their Sept. 15 virtual meeting.
Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council Virtual Meeting: September 9, 2020

Kentucky parent council provides feedback on KDE guidance, hears Healthy at Sports overview

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Parents Advisory Council held a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 to offer feedback on student participation during non-traditional instruction and the department’s reopening guidance on truancy.
Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 8, 2020

Kentucky superintendents hear about new, updated COVID-19 guidance documents

Superintendents across the state heard about updated guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) that allows for slightly larger groups in school buildings and clarifies transportation for extracurricular activities, along with new guidance on building ventilation and student truancy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.