Kentucky superintendents heard updates on the statewide literacy coaching model and the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) program during the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Superintendents Webcast on Feb. 13.
New KDE elementary reading and writing consultant offers collaborative approach for literacy instruction
In this new role, my aim is to serve our children by working with each of you. We are all teachers of reading and writing, regardless of our content area expertise.
Ashley Hill’s 11 years as a reading instruction teacher and her lifelong love of reading drew her to the work that she does at the Kentucky Department of Education as the statewide assistant director of early literacy in the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) heard an update on early literacy instruction in educator preparation programs from Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff during their Oct. 10-11 meeting. Senate Bill 9 (2022), also known as the Read to Succeed Act, spurred several changes with early literacy instruction. On the teacher preparation side, the legislation focused on areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
The statewide average composite score was 18.7, marking an improvement from 18.6 in 2022. A total of 54 Kentucky students achieved a perfect score of 36.
A new Reading League chapter is coming to the Commonwealth! An awareness meeting for the Kentucky chapter of the Reading League will be hosted virtually on Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. ET.
KDE is providing access to Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS), as part of the Kentucky Reading Academies. LETRS is a two-year, in-depth, job-embedded professional learning series; it is not a program.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) provided an update on the department’s efforts to bolster literacy education during the Superintendents Webcast on Aug. 15.
Educators from Fayette County Public Schools are forming a Kentucky chapter of The Reading League.
Over 1,800 Kentucky educators and administrators are currently a part of the first cohort of LETRS professional learning. Applications for the second cohort, which starts in October, are open now.