Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Principal Advisory Council heard about strategies to help accelerate student learning during its Sept. 23 regular meeting.
As the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) continues to build on its new vision for education in the Commonwealth called United We Learn, leadership from the department encouraged district leaders to share the news of the new Kentucky United We Learn Council.
Kentucky superintendents of flood-impacted districts express concerns on attendance, school bus transportation
Between displaced families and quarantines due to COVID-19 and other illnesses, superintendents from flood-impacted school districts in eastern Kentucky expressed concerns about lower than average student attendance with Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership at a Sept. 8 virtual meeting.
Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council members, Lt. Gov. Coleman present student mental health recommendations to Kentucky legislators
Several current and former members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) continued their advocacy efforts for student mental health during the Aug. 16 meeting of the Kentucky legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Education in Frankfort.
The Kentucky Board of Education held several discussions around online, virtual and remote learning during its regular meeting on Aug. 3, held at Lake Cumberland.
As summer winds toward fall and we consider the annual return to school for students, families and staff, it occurs to me that we are possibly at the precipice of our first undisrupted year of in-person learning since 2019.
The Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP), a trade association representing all commercial insurers and Medicaid managed care organizations in the Commonwealth, launched its “Healthy Back-to-School” grant program, an initiative aimed at increasing vaccine access and acceptance by empowering local schools with funding for vaccine incentives.
The Kentucky School for the Blind’s (KSB’s) mask wearing policy will remain aligned with the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s (DPH’s) COVID-19 school guidance, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, and will be determined using DPH’s level map on a weekly basis.
With the nonresident student attendance portions of House Bill 563 (2021) set to go into effect in July, staff from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Finance and Operations met with school district leaders for the April Superintendents Webcast to examine how the legislation will affect those districts.
There are times in everyone’s life where when you look back, you wonder how you ever made it through. Whether it’s the illness of a parent or a child, or the estrangement of a dear friend or loved one, these are times that change us and can make us stronger.