Eleven outstanding teachers from across the state are semifinalists for the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced Aug. 1.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. announced July 18 the selection of 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2023 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards.
Kentucky superintendents discuss legislature’s decision to strike down emergency regulation on paid leave for quarantined school staff
Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s decision to disallow an emergency regulation related to paid leave for district employees, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met with school district leaders during the Superintendent Webcast on March 8 to provide details on how to move forward for quarantined staff.
Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass visited several western Kentucky school districts were impacted by the Dec. 2021 tornados, including Hopkins County, Dawson Springs Independent, Murray Independent, Mayfield Independent and Graves County.
Everybody’s favorite neighbor Fred Rogers said when he was young and saw something that scared him, his mother would tell him to look for the helpers. In the days since tornadoes left a wide swath of death and destruction in western Kentucky, I have heard about so many of the people who work in our public schools who volunteered to be one of those helpers.
The selfless acts of kindness displayed by school personnel after the historic 265.7-mile tornado on Dec. 10 and 11 were recognized Jan. 27 by the Kentucky General Assembly.
With Gov. Andy Beshear signing House Bill 5 into law last week, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education met virtually on Jan. 20 with superintendents of districts impacted by the December tornado outbreak to discuss details of the bill and the process for appropriating the $30 million made available to KDE for disaster relief.
Four Kentucky public schools, already among the state’s 45 winners of the America’s Healthiest Schools designation by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, have won the additional honor of the first-ever Family Engagement Distinction presented by Kohl’s Healthy at Home.
Forty-seven schools have been named Bright Spots in Kentucky Education, recognition for schools in which students performed better than expected on measures of educational achievement.
Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention, held virtually Oct. 27-29. More than 100,000 FFA members, advisers and supporters registered for the event, which also was broadcast live on RFD TV.