In the nearly two years that I have had the honor of serving as Kentucky’s commissioner of education, I have made students’ preparation for success in the workforce a top priority.
Students in 12 school districts will be the latest to participate in a program designed to help prepare students in low-income communities for success in postsecondary education.
A teacher at a Jefferson County alternative school has turned to an online gaming approach to help his students develop employability skills.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis visited the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers to talk to students about the dual credit, technical programs and partnerships in the Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman county school districts and the Fulton Independent school district.
Districts across the state are teaching their students what they need to be successful in the workplace.
At a special meeting in Frankfort Dec. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education approved statements of consideration for regulations that would govern Kentucky’s accountability system and several aspects of charter schools.
The role of the school counselor has changed pretty dramatically since most of us were in school. At the Kentucky Department of Education, we realize the important role that counselors play in each and every school.
Most of the college and career readiness counselors hired in 22 districts through a federal grant are still in place, even though the grant has ended.
Kentucky is now one of the national leaders in student empowerment due to a $41 million Race-to-the Top-District grant the U.S. Department of Education awarded in 2013 for a project between the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.
Harrison County’s multi-layered approach to getting students to graduation has helped students stay in school and stay on track.