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Schools should be safe havens for students and staff, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for all, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) new chief equity officer said during the Special Superintendents’ Webcast on Nov. 10.
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, a time for us to bring attention to the prevalence of homeless youth within Kentucky and create an awareness of the challenges faced by students and families experiencing homelessness.
The Kentucky Board of Education met for a special virtual meeting Nov. 6 to discuss the impact on Kentucky’s accountability system resulting from the enaction of Senate Bill 158 (2020).
My first few weeks as Kentucky’s education commissioner have been a whirlwind of phone calls and virtual meetings with students, teachers, Kentucky Department of Education staff and other education stakeholders to get an idea of the education landscape in the Commonwealth.
Gov. Andy Beshear and state officials praised the work school superintendents have done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and asked them to join with other local leaders to encourage adherence to health guidelines.
"Schools across Kentucky have been doing a tremendous job keeping the learning going for our students and we have not seen (so far) COVID-19...
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council spent the majority of their Oct. 27 virtual meeting getting to know Thomas Woods-Tucker, KDE’s first chief equity officer and the new deputy commissioner of the Office of Teaching and Learning.
The 2019-2020 School Report Card (SRC) is now public and we’d love to receive feedback and suggestions from our advisory groups and education partners. The feedback link at the bottom right of the SRC can be used to provide a quick comment or respond to a feedback survey at any time.
Leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) presented the department’s preliminary draft budget reduction plan to the General Assembly’s Budget Review Subcommittee on Education on Oct. 21.
Donnie Piercey, a 5th-grade teacher at Stonewall Elementary School (Fayette County), is the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year.