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Kentucky superintendents discuss legislature’s decision to strike down emergency regulation on paid leave for quarantined school staff

Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s decision to disallow an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met with school district leaders during the Superintendent Webcast on March 8 to provide details on how to move forward for quarantined staff.

By |2022-03-08T18:47:07-05:00March 8, 2022|

Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education, L3s discuss their communities’ top education priorities

Several common themes and patterns about what changes need to be made in Kentucky’s public education system emerged during the most recent meeting of the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE). Many coalition members agreed that more Kentucky students will thrive if state assessments look at more than a simple snapshot of a child.

By |2022-01-28T15:38:37-05:00January 28, 2022|

Now is the time to work together to create a new future in education

It’s been a little over a year now since I joined the Kentucky Department of Education as its commissioner. During that time, my focus has been on listening to the people of my home state telling us what is working in education in the Commonwealth and where we need to improve.

By |2021-11-22T14:29:04-05:00December 1, 2021|

Kentucky FFA members excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 94th annual National FFA Convention, which was held Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis. More than 60,000 FFA members, advisers and guests attended the convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States. 

By |2021-11-18T15:27:11-05:00November 18, 2021|

24 Kentucky Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2021

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2021 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award which will be announced in October.

By |2020-10-21T10:39:05-04:00July 15, 2020|
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