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Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, center, met with members of the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council on Feb. 13. Twenty-six students from across Kentucky were selected to serve on the council, which advises the Kentucky Department of Education about how policies impact students in the classroom. Photo by Donna Melton, Feb. 13, 2019

Student Advisory Council talks about teacher shortages, inclusion

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council met Feb. 13 for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year.
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KDE seeking applications for Technology Standards committees

Applications are being accepted for the Technology Standards Review and Development Committees and Advisory Panels.
Mark Broering hugs Hope Schleper after the graduation ceremony. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 4, 2018

Minimum high school graduation requirements proposal advances

 During the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee meeting Feb. 11 at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis testified in support of amendments to 704 KAR 3:305, proposed minimum high school graduation requirements.
Angie Beavin, Milken Award Winner

Franklin County’s Angie Beavin receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary (Franklin County), and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the job done.
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Students selected for Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

Thirteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, from left, Associate Commissioner David Horseman and Kiley Whitaker, assistant director in the Office of Career and Technical Education, address the Kentucky Board of Education at its Feb. 6 meeting. The board passed a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session. Photo by Megan Gross, Feb. 6, 2019

Board of education passes resolution requesting CTE task force

The Kentucky Board of Education voted Feb. 6 to pass a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session.
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).