From 2022-2023, the KDE Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, alongside regional education cooperatives, had 11,997 participants in their trainings and initiatives with 68% of districts participating. To see this much enthusiasm and desire to grow to support all students is something Kentucky should be immensely proud of!
Michelle Sircy, Ed.D., a longtime educator, high school counselor and counseling services specialist, has joined the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as program coordinator for comprehensive school counseling in the Office of Teaching and Learning. She began her duties on Sept. 11.
Paducah Independent schools are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students and staff.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Division of Communications won several accolades from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The recipients of the awards will be recognized during the NSPRA National Seminar, which will be held in July in St. Louis.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education discussed KDE’s equity playbook during their Feb. 1 meeting.
Kentucky Board of Education hears how KDE is trying to improve student proficiency in reading, mathematics and science
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) during its Dec. 6-7 meeting heard an update on Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) initiatives aimed at increasing student reading proficiency and helping teachers with more professional learning opportunities.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) received updates on the Use of Time survey and the Kentucky Framework of Best Practices for School Counselors at its Oct. 20 meeting.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Family Partnership Council (FPC) discussed KDE’s equity playbook and received updates on the Kentucky United We Learn Council during its Sept. 8 meeting.
Malaika Williams has taken on a new role at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) coordinator in the Office of Special Education and Early Learning.