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Gov. Beshear recommends schools close to limit spread of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear recommended today that all Kentucky schools consider suspending in-person classes for a period of at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, to help control the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in communities across the state.

Gov. Beshear asks superintendents to be prepared for school closures

In an hour-long phone call with Kentucky superintendents and Kentucky Department of Education leadership on March 11, Gov. Andy Beshear asked education leaders to be prepared to close in response to widespread concern regarding the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Districts may apply for NTI waiver in case of emergency closures

An application and waiver opportunity are now available for certain sections of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Non-Traditional Instruction Program for public school districts not currently utilizing the program, Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown announced today.

Child and Adult Care Food Program Week set for March 15-21

The 2020 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) week is scheduled for March 15-21. The program served more than 29 million meals to more than 90,000 participants at nearly 2,000 locations throughout Kentucky last year.

KDE Employee Spotlight: Joette Fields

Executive Administrative Secretary Joette Fields has been with the Kentucky Department of Education since November of 2018. This isn’t her first stop with state government, however.

Pilot program elevates teaching, interest in National Board certification

The National Board Professional Learning Schools program supports schools that are dedicated to ensuring accomplished teaching for all students and that are willing to made systemic changes using NBPTS resources.

KDE Submits Annual Performance Report Required Under the Individuals with Disabilities...

The Kentucky Department of Education submitted its Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, as required under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

In defense of exposing younger students to career pathways

Jessamine County has put an emphasis on helping students in middle school and even elementary school understand the career pathways options available to them.

KDE to recommend waivers delaying charter school authorization training

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told the Local Superintendents Advisory Council at its Jan. 28 meeting of his intention to make two recommendations to the Kentucky Board of Education that would address the requirement that local school board members receive 12 hours of charter school authorization training for the next year.

Konz Tatman named interim communications director at KDE

Toni Konz Tatman, a communications coordinator for the Jefferson County schools and a former journalist, has been named interim director of communications for the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown announced today