Sunday, July 22, 2018

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...

Kentuckians win Presidential Award for math, science teaching

Grant County's Shannon Brickler and Somerset Independent's Natasha Craft are among 104 educators nationwide to be recognized as winners of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

CPE amends minimum college admission guidelines

The Council on Postsecondary Education voted to amend an administrative regulation that would require traditional high school students to earn a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to meet minimum admission requirements to enter a public four-year university.

Hands-on summer training for school nutrition professionals

This summer, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of School and Community Nutrition is collaborating with the Institute of Child Nutrition to offer 11 sessions of Healthy Cuisine for Kids to school nutrition professionals across the state.

10 alternative programs recognized for exemplary work

In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education has named 10 Alternative Programs of Distinction.
Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis speaks during the June meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education. During his report to the board, Lewis laid out his goals and priorities as interim commissioner. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 6, 2018

Interim commissioner lays out his priorities to Kentucky Board of Education

Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis laid out his priorities to the Kentucky Board of Education at its Jan. 6 meeting, telling board members that “everything that we do ought to be aligned to improving student outcomes.”

Fletcher named chief communications officer at KDE

Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis announced June 6 the hiring of Jessica Fletcher as the chief communications officer for the Kentucky Department of Education . She will begin her role with the department on June 11, focusing on internal and external communication strategies.