By Jacob Perkins
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education.
Since 2004, the award has been given to an individual or group in Kentucky for outstanding leadership, commitment and service in promoting equity and opportunities to learn at high levels for all Kentucky students.
Robinson, for whom the award is named, is a former educator who served on the KBE from 1991 to 2004, and is known for being a racial and social justice advocate and for promoting the difference education can make in the lives of all students.
The criteria for the award includes, but is not limited to:
- Successful efforts in closing socioeconomic and/or racial achievement gaps; and
- Significantly improving student learning, student achievement or other measured outcomes among students of color or economically disadvantaged students.
Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 13. To nominate a person or business, use this Google form.
For more information on the award, see the KBE’s awards webpage and read about past winners on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Kentucky Teacher website.