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On March 4, Gov. Andy Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and other state education leaders announced the relaunch of the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching (KAET), a statewide initiative to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce of teachers.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced an executive order during his Feb. 23 media briefing that recommends all public school districts to offer or expand in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1, or seven days after district personnel receives their second COVID-19 vaccination.
Kentucky recognized 82 teachers newly certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards during a Feb. 11 virtual ceremony. Another group of NBCTs is expected to be announced in late February, adding to Kentucky’s total.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released guidance on Dec. 18 on reopening schools for in-person instruction in January 2021, accompanying a new executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear.
Paris Independent Superintendent Stephen McCauley invited Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass to virtually tour the district’s Greyhound Academy on Dec. 16, Glass’ first tour of a Kentucky school district since beginning his tenure with the Kentucky Department of Education in September.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prisha Hedau had no plans of writing a book. Through Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press conferences, she felt inspired to tell her own story.
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.
Jason E. Glass, commissioner of education, continued soliciting feedback from Kentucky’s education community on a potential January return to in-person instruction during the Dec. 9 virtual meeting of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Parents Advisory Council.
Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass met virtually with the Kentucky Department of Education’s Principals Advisory Council on Dec. 8 to seek the council’s opinion on when schools throughout the Commonwealth should return to in-person instruction.
Gov. Andy Beshear met virtually with Kentucky’s superintendents on Dec. 4 to ask them to begin planning for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the state’s education community.