Erin Chavez has been a part of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) since 2016. She is a program academic consultant for the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Division of Program Standards, and the Mathematics Achievement Fund grant coordinator.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the selection of 22 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards on July 5. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.
‘We’re all in’: How schools across Kentucky are using project-based learning to transform classroom experiences
Thanks to $7 million in financial support from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Kentucky Department of Education has a multi-year partnership with PBLWorks to scale high-quality PBL to one-third of Kentucky’s public schools by 2024.
David Daniel, a junior at Owensboro High School (Owensboro Independent), and Heng Yang, a senior at Conner High School (Boone County), were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the national 104-student delegation of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Daniel and Yang will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study from The Hearst Foundations.
The Kentucky United We Learn Council, designed to support the state’s vision for the future of public education in Kentucky known as United We Learn, met for the first time in Frankfort on Nov. 29 as part of a two-day convening.
Audrey Gilbert, a senior at Frankfort Independent, has been selected to serve as interim chair of the newly formed Kentucky United We Learn Council.
GoTeachKY announced the 18 teacher ambassadors for 2023 on Oct. 10.
The U. S. Department of Education (USED) has named five Kentucky public schools as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence.
New Frankfort Independent superintendent excited to join a community where kids are more than a number
On July 1, Sheri Satterly began her tenure as Frankfort Independent School District’s new superintendent. She will replace former superintendent Houston Barber, who has served in the role since 2015.
It’s been a little over a year now since I joined the Kentucky Department of Education as its commissioner. During that time, my focus has been on listening to the people of my home state telling us what is working in education in the Commonwealth and where we need to improve.