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The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced 10 Grow-Your-Own (GYO) program grant recipients at an Aug. 16 press conference. These districts will receive a one-time, $50,000 grant to further boost the Commonwealth’s teacher talent pipeline, with the goal of providing all students with a high-quality education.
During a March 23 virtual meeting, members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council met with department leadership to examine KDE’s ongoing equity initiatives.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Parents Advisory Council (PAC) expressed appreciation and support for KDE’s commitment to providing schools with the resources needed to create a more equitable and inclusive environment.
On March 4, Gov. Andy Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and other state education leaders announced the relaunch of the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET), a statewide initiative to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce of teachers.
With professional development money seemingly dwindling every year, educators are finding it harder and harder to learn new and innovative ways to teach America’s past and help students connect with it. While we know how to teach the flawed pantheon of historical figures, many of our students fail to see someone who looks or thinks like them.
The Commonwealth Education Continuum (CEC), Kentucky’s new effort to guide people through educational transition points from early childhood into a career, met for the first time on Jan. 27.
Gov. Andy Beshear and state education officials on Dec. 3 announced the creation of an initiative to help Kentucky students through transition points in education, from early childhood to adult learning.
Schools should be safe havens for students and staff, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for all, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) new chief equity officer said during the Special Superintendents’ Webcast on Nov. 10.
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