Thursday, February 21, 2019
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Lewis stresses importance of accountability system in closing achievement gaps

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis called on schools and districts to raise the bar on student outcomes and close the achievement gap between low-income students, students of color and their peers.
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Musgrave named KDE director of government relations

Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis today announced the hiring of Christopher Musgrave as director of government relations for the Kentucky Department of Education.
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Two Kentucky schools receive national honor

The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators honored two Kentucky schools as 2018 National ESEA Distinguished Schools on Thursday, Jan. 31, during the 2019 National ESEA Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
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KDE seeking feedback on draft career studies/financial literacy standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Career Studies (K-12) and Financial Literacy (9-12).
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Commissioner clarifies how CSI, TSI schools identified at council meeting

Wayne Lewis told the Local Superintendents Advisory Council that the Kentucky Department of Education is following state and federal law in identifying Comprehensive Support and Improvement and Targeted Support and Improvement schools.
Children enjoy their lunch during a kickoff event for the Summer Food Service Program at Calvary Elementary School (Marion County). The program will provide more than 2 million breakfasts, lunches and snacks this summer to more than 20,000 Kentucky children who might not otherwise have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 14, 2016

KDE’s 2019 Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors

Sponsors are being sought for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program. While sponsors are being accepted in all counties, there is a particular need for sponsors in Adair, Caldwell, Carlisle, Edmonson, Green, McCreary, Muhlenberg, Rowan, Todd and Trigg counties.
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Deadline extended to apply for loan forgiveness program for teachers

The Kentucky Department of Education has extended the deadline for teaching students to apply for the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching, a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth.
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Charter school authorization training required for local board members

Members of all local boards of education are required to receive training on the authorization of charter schools, regardless of whether their board receives an application for a charter school.
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KDE announces loan forgiveness program for future Kentucky teachers

In a news conference on Jan. 24, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the launch of the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching, a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth.
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KDE launches School Report Card website

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with BrightBytes, launched the Kentucky School Report Card on Jan. 18, the fourth component in its School Report Card Suite