Friday, August 23, 2019

Kentucky launches online tool to help people explore careers

he Kentucky Center for Statistics has launched a free, online Career Explorer Tool to allow students and job seekers to explore careers matching their knowledge, skills and abilities.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis talks with the Teachers Advisory Council during its July 22 meeting at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Commissioner Lewis talks recruiting and retaining teachers with the TAC

The Teachers Advisory Council met to discuss the resources available on Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis also spoke to the TAC in a question-and-answer forum.

A call to shake things up

An unconventional principal told educators at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Persistence to Graduation Summit they should be willing to disrupt the status quo to improve their schools.
Joseph Dechant, left, and Dylan Burch work on assignments as coordinator Leslie Miller moves past them at Jackson Academy (Warren County), which was one of the districts featured in the report.

New KDE publication highlights Persistence to Graduation success stories

The Kentucky Department of Education and the American Policy Youth Forum have collaborated on a report that features examples of key strategies and practices in four areas.

SCAAC discusses Kentucky’s accountability system, new standards

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year and every three years thereafter, KDE will identify a school for ATSI if the school has been identified for TSI and has at least one subgroup that performs in the lowest 5% of all schools.
David Horseman, center, associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition, told a legislative task force July 10 that the top priority in developing a unified system for delivering career and technical education should be finding the best way to share the resources.

A better CTE system starts with pooling resources

Associate Commissioner David Horseman told the Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force that finding the best way to share resources should be the top priority in developing a unified system for career and technical education.

Kentucky making great gains in providing summer meals to children

While participation in the Summer Food Service Program is on the decline nationally, Kentucky’s participation increased in 2018 for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).

KDE officials call for legislators to create unified CTE system

In a presentation to the Kentucky Budget Review Subcommittee on Education, Commissioner Wayne Lewis and Associate Commissioner David Horseman called for legislators to create a unified system for delivering quality career and technical education for students in the Commonwealth.

Revised social studies standards adopted for 2019-2020 school year

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2018, revised standards for social studies became law on July 5.
About 125 educators attended the summit, which was supported by the Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant. The grant’s goals include better preparing all students with disabilities to reach proficiency and graduate from high school. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 27, 2019

Office of Special Education and Early Learning works to build bridges to student success

KDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning focused its first summit on helping school- and district-level educators improve school climate and culture for students with disabilities.