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Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Jason E. Glass announced on Jan. 26 the hiring of Meredith Brewer as the department’s director of education policy. She will continue to serve as director of KDE’s Division of Educator Recruitment and Development until officially beginning her new role on Feb. 1.
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.
High-quality induction programs can make new teachers more effective faster. Research shows that comprehensive, multi-year induction programs accelerate the professional growth of new teachers, reduce the rate of new teacher attrition and improve student learning.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Education Continuation Task Force met virtually April 21 to discuss how graduation for the 2020 senior class will be affected by Gov. Andy Beshear’s April 20 recommendation that Kentucky schools continue to utilize non-traditional instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to help control the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state.
A new GoTeachKY initiative called Teachers Helping Teachers is connecting experienced educators to provide virtual coaching and support directly to other teachers to help them deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 crisis.
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