The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the selection of 22 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards on July 5. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) has announced the list of 32 schools that will receive mini-grants to help defray expenses as they represent the Commonwealth at the 2022-2023 CTE Showcase at the Capitol on Feb. 21 and the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) Annual Conference on Feb. 24.
The Kentucky Innovative Learning Network (KY ILN) announced the selection of 11 educators for its 2022-2023 Innovative Teacher Cohort on Oct. 17. Teachers were selected from a pool of applicants from across the state that are a part of the 43 KY ILN member districts.
The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) approved 10 regulations relating to public charter schools in Kentucky during its two-day meeting on Oct. 11-12 at the Logan County Career and Technical Center (CTC). The regulations were previously approved by the Local Superintendents Advisory Council.
In the fall of 2021, I was asked to join Logan County’s Local Laboratory of Learning (L3). At the time, I didn’t really understand what that meant. I knew I would be attending some Zoom meetings, but I had no idea how deep this work would run or how important it really is.
Several common themes and patterns about what changes need to be made in Kentucky’s public education system emerged during the most recent meeting of the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE). Many coalition members agreed that more Kentucky students will thrive if state assessments look at more than a simple snapshot of a child.
The selfless acts of kindness displayed by school personnel after the historic 265.7-mile tornado on Dec. 10 and 11 were recognized Jan. 27 by the Kentucky General Assembly.
It’s been a little over a year now since I joined the Kentucky Department of Education as its commissioner. During that time, my focus has been on listening to the people of my home state telling us what is working in education in the Commonwealth and where we need to improve.
Kentucky superintendents hear updates on HB 563, School Funding Task Force legislative recommendations
Kentucky Department of Education leadership met with district leaders on Nov. 16 for the department’s monthly Superintendents Webcast to provide details on litigation surrounding House Bill 563.
There were 120 Kentucky students who attended the Governor’s Schools for Entrepreneurs (GSE) this summer and participated in an opportunity to pitch their business startup ideas at two competitive Demo Days on June 26 and July 24 at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). GSE was split into two sessions that ran from June 6-26 and July 5-24.