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Commissioner Glass meets with Kentucky teachers to solicit feedback on returning...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council provided feedback to Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass on a potential return to in-person instruction in January during its Dec. 10 virtual meeting.

KDE’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discusses return date for in-person classes

Opinions are mixed among members of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) on whether Kentucky schools should be allowed to resume in-person classes in January, and on who should make that decision.

Kentucky council on gifted and talented education discusses barriers to equity

Barriers to equity in identifying gifted and talented students still exist in Kentucky’s public schools, members of the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE's) State...

KDE staff stresses importance of early literacy initiatives during Interim Joint...

Staff from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) presented to the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education on Nov. 12 about the necessity of early literacy initiatives in the Commonwealth.

Kentucky school districts urged to work on diversity, equity and inclusion...

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.

Kentucky Board of Education discusses amendment to accountability system, developing new...

The Kentucky Board of Education met for a special virtual meeting Nov. 6 to discuss the impact on Kentucky’s accountability system resulting from the enaction of Senate Bill 158 (2020).

Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discuss equity, anti-racism with KDE’s new chief...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council spent the majority of their Oct. 27 virtual meeting getting to know Thomas Woods-Tucker, KDE’s first chief equity officer and the new deputy commissioner of the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Thomas Woods-Tucker becomes Kentucky Department of Education’s first chief equity officer

The grandson of sharecroppers, Thomas Woods-Tucker looks to tackle equity as the Kentucky Department of Education’s first chief equity officer.

A statement from Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown

Our country and our Commonwealth are hurting. So many of us have been shaken over the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Louisville’s Breonna Taylor. We are seeing an outcry of grief and anger with many of our students, families and educators gathering to speak out about racial injustice.

Providing Equity in Education: A webinar opportunity with Damien Sweeney

One of our roles in schools is to provide equity and access to our students. A report by The Education Trust shows that minority students in Kentucky are not given fair access to rigorous educational programs in our schools.