Putting aside micromanagement for the sake of students

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) held the second annual Superintendent Summit; almost all 173 school districts were represented either by the superintendent or their designee. The summit is designed so that superintendents can provide feedback on KDE initiatives and they can hear from one another about best practices happening in each [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:33:32-05:00September 23, 2014|

Feedback is critical to success

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Kentucky began implementing a new state accountability system in 2011-12. The system is called Unbridled Learning. It was built on the requirements of Senate Bill 1 (2009) and is used to meet state accountability requirements as well as the federal requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education/No Child Left Behind Act. The system has [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:11:51-04:00September 16, 2014|

Kentucky receives additional school improvement grant funding

Kentucky, 24 other states and the District of Columbia will share nearly $220 million in School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education. SIG funds provide grants to state educational agencies that are used to assist school districts as they work to raise student achievement in persistently low-achieving (PLA) schools, now designated as Priority Schools through [...]

By |2012-03-19T09:48:13-04:00March 20, 2012|
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