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Feedback sought on draft state Perkins plan

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the draft state Perkins Plan, also known as Perkins V or the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century” Act.
Three student-based organizations from across the Commonwealth were honored by Lewis in April for their participation in the new Student Ambassador Initiative.

KDE’s Year in Review: Revising standards, honoring students

This is the final installment of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Senate Bill 1 (2017) and more recently SB 175 (2019) called for significant changes to Kentucky’s school accountability system.

KDE’s Year in Review: Changing the accountability system

This is the fifth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Rep. Bobby McCool (R-Van Lear), left, speaks to the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education as Sen. Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green) listens during a meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort. Photo by Mike Marsee, Nov. 20, 2019

Legislative task force recommends increased funding for CTE

The Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force presented its report to the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education on Nov. 20.
The former agency arm of the Education Professional Standards Board joined the Kentucky Department of Education as the new Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness in late 2018,

KDE’s Year in Review: Reorganizing KDE

This is the fourth of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) during the past year.
Kentucky boasts one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, but slightly more than half of recent high school graduates are attending college and even fewer are completing.

KDE’s Year in Review: Adopting new minimum graduation requirements

This is the third of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
In 2018, the Kentucky Department of Education finalized its 5-year strategic plan, which identified the mission, vision and values of the agency.

KDE’s Year in Review: Implementing a new strategic plan

This is the second of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
Wayne D. Lewis Jr. was named interim commissioner by the Kentucky Board of Education on April 17, 2018.

KDE’s Year in Review: Working with districts facing challenges

This is the first of a six-part series detailing the work and achievements of the Kentucky Department of Education during the past year.
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Commissioner Lewis to give State of Education address

Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will deliver the 2019 State of Education address 5 p.m. ET Dec. 3 on the first floor of the Kentucky Department of Education building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort.
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Curriculum development task force wraps up meetings

On Nov. 14, a task force of educators convened by Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis and led by the Kentucky Department of Education completed four days of meetings aimed at improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky's public schools that are directly aligned to the state’s academic standards.