Thursday, July 19, 2018

KASA names Fred Award finalists

The Kentucky Association of School Administrators announced the finalists for the 2018 Fred Award.

Kentucky launches apprenticeship program for social services

Gov. Matt Bevin announced an innovative new registered apprenticeship pilot program aimed at strengthening social services careers throughout the Commonwealth.
Jessica Dueñas, of Oldham County Middle School, was named as the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year at a ceremony in Frankfort May 15. Tiffany Marsh, left, of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Fayette County), was named the 2019 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year. NyRee Clayton-Taylor, right, of Phillis Wheatley Elementary (Jefferson County), was named the 2019 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 15, 2018

Jessica Dueñas named 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Jessica Dueñas, a 10-year teaching veteran who has taught special education classes for three years at Oldham County Middle School, is the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Feedback sought on revised reading and writing standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Reading and Writing, formerly known as English/language arts standards.

Input sought on proposed waiver to spend carryover funds on school improvement

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver to use carryover federal funds rather than returning them to the federal government.
Connie Hill, left, poses with Kentucky School for the Blind Principal Jackie Williams after receiving the 2018 Paul J. Langan Award at the school’s Founder’s Day Ceremony on May 8. Hill, a KSB low vision specialist, has worked with blind and visually impaired students for more than 21 years.

Kentucky School for the Blind announces Langan Award winner

The Kentucky School for the Blind presented the Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award Tuesday, May 8, during its Founder's Day Program at the school’s Louisville campus.

Kentucky’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan is approved

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved Kentucky’s Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The plan outlines how the state will implement federal title programs, hold schools accountable, ensure equity and promote success for every Kentucky student.

KDE seeking feedback on revised mathematics standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand CTE

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.

Nine semifinalists in running for Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding educators from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – are semifinalists for the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.