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KDE, KHEAA address impact of non-traditional instruction on KEES awards

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.

Waiver suspends requirements for civics test, early graduation exams

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.

Public comment sought on Kentucky’s federal testing waiver

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.

Gov. Beshear recommends school closure period be extended through May 1

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.

Kentucky commissioner lauds superintendents’ efforts amid COVID-19 crisis

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.

KAS professional learning modules can replace in-person professional development

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.

Virtual curriculum design and guidance session available from KDE

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.

KDE provides tools for evaluating online instructional materials

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.

Gov. Beshear recommends school closure period be extended until April 20

In a teleconference call March 20 with Kentucky’s public school superintendents, Gov. Andy Beshear recommended that all Kentucky schools continue their suspension of in-person classes through April 17 to help control the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities across the state.

Kentucky to apply for testing waiver from U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. The Kentucky Department of Education will submit a waiver by the close of business on Monday, March 23.