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GoTeachKY, an initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education, has launched an initiative designed to support teachers who are working remotely.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority addressed questions on Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards during a Special Superintendent’s Webcast on April 3.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet issued a waiver April 3 in response to the COVID-19 emergency that suspends the requirement that students who plan to graduate from high school in 2020 pass a civics test, as well as certain requirements for completing an early high school graduation program.
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking public comment on its request for a waiver and approval from the U.S. Department of Education to bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year.
In a teleconference call April 2 with Kentucky’s public school superintendents, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended that all Kentucky schools continue their suspension of in-person classes through May 1 to help control the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities across the state.
Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told the Local Superintendents Advisory Council that superintendents have helped the effort to continue instruction while in-person classes are suspended.
With in-person professional development opportunities being canceled, the Kentucky Department of Education is offering professional learning modules that can serve as alternatives and help educators build better understanding of the Kentucky Academic Standards.
The Kentucky Department of Education is offering a virtual professional learning session to help schools and districts translate the Kentucky Academic Standards into a guaranteed and viable curriculum in order to provide equitable learning environments for all students.
Schools and districts are being provided with increased access to digital resources. To ensure that Kentucky students continue to have access to high-quality, standards-aligned instruction, schools and districts can use the instructional resource alignment rubrics and assignment review protocols compiled by the Kentucky Department of Education to evaluate how well online instructional materials align to the Kentucky Academic Standards.