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While it is important that we address our funding challenges in public education, I am deeply concerned that much of the dialogue has been largely limited to just a funding conversation. The reality of our situation is that achieving KDE and KBE’s shared vision of ensuring that each and every student, regardless of background and characteristics, is empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future, will take much more than funding.
The Kentucky Board of Education voted Feb. 6 to pass a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session.
Within the Every Student Succeeds Act, terminology such as “well-rounded” is utilized to describe the expectations for a child’s educational needs. With both the arts and music being a part of this definition, new sources of funding have become available to support these content areas.
Through the new Teacher Impact Grants program from ASCD, teachers will be able to develop, expand and evaluate promising practices and programs that can transform the academic trajectory of students.
The Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT), which includes organizations promoting K-12 education, is praising Gov. Steve Beshear and the 138 members of the General Assembly...
Drop out, educator effectiveness, preschool funding and career and technical education reorganization all approved during short session.
The Kentucky Department of Education has received several questions about preschool funding and is clarifying that preschool funding was not cut by the General Assembly.