A new Reading League chapter is coming to the Commonwealth! An awareness meeting for the Kentucky chapter of the Reading League will be hosted virtually on Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. ET.
KDE is providing access to Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS), as part of the Kentucky Reading Academies. LETRS is a two-year, in-depth, job-embedded professional learning series; it is not a program.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing two out-of-school programs in Jefferson and Fayette counties with $500,000 each in federal funds this summer.
Over 1,800 Kentucky educators and administrators are currently a part of the first cohort of LETRS professional learning. Applications for the second cohort, which starts in October, are open now.
Kentucky Board of Education discusses progress with early literacy instruction, Henry County Public Schools expansion
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) learned about efforts to overhaul literacy education — including statewide professional learning through Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) — during its two-day meeting that concluded April 12
On July 1, western Kentucky native Aaron Harrell began his role as Webster County School District superintendent.
Christie Biggerstaff joined the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in the Office of Teaching and Learning on July 1 as the director of early literacy.
Melanie Callahan Early literacy is a crucial step in overcoming learning gaps and propelling students toward proficiency. From pre-K to kindergarten, families and schools are on this mission together. The young children who grow into good readers require guidance, training and encouragement from their teachers and leaders. Research abounds on the topic of early literacy and reading readiness. [...]
A research project has increased student proficiency in some west Kentucky elementary schools by focusing on what they need within each school and within small groups of students.
Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis laid out his priorities to the Kentucky Board of Education at its Jan. 6 meeting, telling board members that “everything that we do ought to be aligned to improving student outcomes.”