Districts of Innovation

Menifee County Schools go under state management

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) has approved Education Commissioner Terry Holliday’s recommendation to put the Menifee County school district under state management. “I do not make a recommendation for state management lightly,” Commissioner Holliday said. “However, it is absolutely critical and necessary in order to meet the education needs of the children in Menifee County.” […]

By |2015-07-16T14:16:52-04:00July 16, 2015|

Districts of Innovation superintendents excited about future

Recently, three Kentucky public school districts were named Districts of Innovation – Owensboro Independent, Trigg County and Owsley County. Certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions won’t apply to these districts now. They also may waive local board policy to improve student learning and educational performance practices. All three superintendents of these districts said leadership will be heavily impacted by the designation. [...]

By |2014-02-21T09:12:03-05:00February 20, 2014|

KBE reviews educator effectiveness model, names new districts of innovation

Assistant General Counsel David Wickersham, acting director of the Division of Next Generation Professionals Amanda Ellis, Associate Commissioner Felicia Cumings Smith and staff assistant Robin Chandler discuss changes in the evaluation guidelines of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting.Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013 Plans for a statewide system of [...]

By |2014-04-30T15:10:21-04:00February 6, 2014|

Innovation, not business as usual, will improve Kentucky public schools

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Positive change is underway in Kentucky’s public schools. But as the K-PREP scores released last week show us, we as educators are going to need to take even more dramatic steps if we are going to move our students and our schools forward.   Small, incremental changes like block scheduling, computers in the classroom [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:04:25-04:00November 6, 2012|
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