Monday, December 10, 2018

KBE approves high school graduation requirement proposal

In a unanimous vote Dec. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education approved changes to the regulation on minimum graduation requirements for Kentucky students entering high school in 2019 and 2020.

Readiness results highlight need for quality early learning

Many Kentucky students are at a disadvantage for learning before they even start school, according to Kindergarten Readiness Screener data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

KBE approves legislative agenda

During its Dec. 5 regular meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the department’s legislative agenda as its own.
Amanda Ellis, chief academic officer and deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Education, receives the Kevin Noland/Mary Ann Miller Award from Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis at the Kentucky Board of Education's Dec. 5 meeting. The award recognizes a KDE employee for significant service to Kentucky's public schools and for providing inspiration for education. Photo by Megan Gross, Dec. 5, 2018

Amanda Ellis receives 2018 Noland/Miller award

At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort Dec. 5, Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis presented the 2018 Kevin M. Noland/Mary Ann Miller Award to Amanda Ellis, chief academic officer and deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Commissioner announces changes to high school graduation proposal

In a news conference at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced proposed revisions to 704 KAR 3:305, minimum high school graduation requirements, in response to input received from educators and other education stakeholders.

Career studies panel provides guidance for standards revision

A group of education and business and industry representatives has determined the three categories under which Kentucky’s career studies standards will be revised.

Lawmakers updated on social studies standards, discuss SBDM councils

KDE officials assured the Interim Joint Committee on Education that feedback from a wide variety of sources is being considered as part of the process of revising Kentucky’s Academic Standards for Social Studies.
Emmanuel Caulk, the Fayette County superintendent, shows a picture from the book "An Orange in January" to Kelly Middlebrooks' 1st-grade class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 24, 2018

Fayette County’s Caulk named Kentucky’s Superintendent of the Year

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators named Manny Caulk of Fayette County Public Schools its 2019 Superintendent of the Year.

Annual Summer Food Service Program training dates set

Sponsors are being sought and training has been scheduled for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program for residential camps and Upward Bound programs.

Funding mechanism for charter schools is needed, Lewis tells council

Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis told members of the Kentucky Charter School Advisory Council that until the Kentucky General Assembly provides a funding mechanism for charter schools, there is no way that charter applications can be processed by local boards of education.