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Interim Joint Committee on Education hears from KDE, stakeholders on reopening...

At its July 7 meeting, the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Education heard updates regarding reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), along with other Kentucky education leaders and the commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).

Unlimited NTI days, 2021-2022 funding: Memorandum provides flexibility for Kentucky’s school...

School districts throughout the Commonwealth were informed June 24 that the state is taking steps to provide unlimited non-traditional instruction (NTI) days during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Horseman makes recommendations to CTE legislative task force

During the third meeting of the Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force Aug. 21, Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner David Horseman offered a recommendation for a phased approach to funding and governance alternatives for a new unified CTE system in the Commonwealth.

KDE officials call for legislators to create unified CTE system

In a presentation to the Kentucky Budget Review Subcommittee on Education, Commissioner Wayne Lewis and Associate Commissioner David Horseman called for legislators to create a unified system for delivering quality career and technical education for students in the Commonwealth.

More than just funding needed to ensure equity, achievement in schools

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.

Board of education passes resolution requesting CTE task force

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.

New funding sources available for the arts

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.

New Teacher Impact Grants program to fund promising practices

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.

General Assembly, education stakeholders receive praise for dedication to Kentucky 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...

Footing the bill for dual credit courses

Last week, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 87 out of committee. Sen. Stan Humphries has done an excellent job bringing this bill back to...