Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Revised Kentucky Academic Standards adopted for 2019-2020 school year

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for health education, physical education, reading and writing, and mathematics have been adopted into law.
Damien Sweeney, KDE’s program coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling, addresses mental health concerns from the Student Advisory Council. Photo by Jacob Perkins, March 20, 2019

Student Advisory Council discusses mental health, teacher quality

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council met March 20 to discuss student mental health and Kentucky’s need for high-quality teachers.
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Work to create standards for school counselors continues

School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
Six students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) placed third in the 2019 Deaf Culinary Bowl in Las Vegas. The Def Chefs, as they call themselves, consist of seniors Sarah Joiner and Aeiral Collins, juniors Layne Adkins, Plah Meh and Benny Shirley, and sophomore Mi’Keyla Crumble. While on the trip, KSD’s students attended the International Pizza Expo, which also was being held in Las Vegas. Photo submitted by Mandy Byrne

KSD’S Def Chefs finish third in national culinary competition

Six students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf placed third in the 2019 Deaf Culinary Bowl in Las Vegas over the weekend.
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ACT test date confirmation

Because of the importance of the ACT for students and the fact that many Kentucky students will take the exam only once, we are asking superintendents to decide now whether they will keep the district’s testing date as March 12 or utilize the remaining test date for 11th-graders of April 24.
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Applications sought for library media learner framework committees

Applications are being accepted for the Library Media Review and Development Committees and Advisory Panels.
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KDE looking for feedback on new School Report Card

The Kentucky Department of Education is collecting feedback from the public in order to continue to grow and improve the School Report Card in future years.
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Revisions to Kentucky’s ESSA plan available for public comment

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was passed by Congress in 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act, state education agencies are required to submit a plan detailing the implementation of the law and how federal education dollars will be spent.
Kentucky recognized 191 teachers newly certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards at a ceremony Feb. 19 in Frankfort. Kentucky ranked fourth in the nation of the most newly certified National Board teachers in 2018. Photo by Megan Gross, Feb. 19, 2019

Kentucky recognizes fourth-largest group of new National Board teachers

Kentucky recognized 191 teachers newly certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards at a ceremony Feb. 19 in Frankfort.
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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 (called a Tydings waiver) to use carryover federal funds rather than returning them to the federal government.