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The Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously Oct. 2 to take the next step in making Wayne D. Lewis the next commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. Lewis has served as interim commissioner since April 2018.
At its meeting Oct. 2, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the 18th annual Joseph W. Kelly Award to Robbie Rudolph, president of Rudolph’s Inc. and founder of Four Rivers Foundation in Hickman.
The Kentucky Board of Education approved school performance levels for 2018 federal and state accountability during a special meeting in Frankfort Sept. 5.
Louisville public high school graduate Hal Heiner, who most recently served as secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, became a Kentucky Board of Education member in April and was named chair at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting in August.
High school students would have to demonstrate foundational skills in reading and mathematics and achieve academic or career readiness to graduate, among other requirements, under a proposal before the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its meeting in Frankfort Aug. 2.
In the opening moments of its regular board meeting Aug. 2, Kentucky Board of Education members voted to elect Hal Heiner as chair and Milton Seymore as vice-chair.
Ashland’s Laura Timberlake became a new member of the Kentucky Board of Education in April.
In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education has named 10 Alternative Programs of Distinction.
Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis laid out his priorities to the Kentucky Board of Education at its Jan. 6 meeting, telling board members that “everything that we do ought to be aligned to improving student outcomes.”