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Counselor’s advisory group discusses importance of staying connected with students during...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) met virtually May 13 and stressed the importance of not only staying connected with students as they complete the 2019-2020 school year, but also remaining connected throughout the summer.

KDE will prioritize students’ academic, mental health needs when schools reopen

Kentucky Department of Education staff members addressed issues pertaining to possible academic gaps and mental health concerns during a virtual meeting of the Local School Board Members Advisory Council.

Lt. Gov Jacqueline Coleman offers words of encouragement to KDE Student...

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council – which advises the Commissioner of Education on issues relevant to high school students – got a bit of surprise during their May 5 virtual meeting.

KDE releases guidance documents for districts dealing with COVID-19 closures

The Kentucky Department of Education released five guidance documents April 7 for districts to use when considering the implications of school building closures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

CHFS, KDE partner on framework to improve student care and well-being

The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services are collaborating on a framework to improve the physical and mental well-being of Kentucky’s youth, called Kentucky CARES.

Kentucky to expand school-based healthcare services for children

Gov. Matt Bevin announced June 3 that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

State awarded $9 million grant to improve mental health services in...

The Kentucky Department of Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, announced May 9 the award of a $9 million federal grant to increase awareness of mental health issues among Kentucky students across the state and in three pilot school districts.

Student Council talks about teacher shortages, inclusion

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Council met Feb. 13 for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year.

Educators can make a difference in mental health of students

Marshall County's Bridget Powell says teachers have a key role to play in helping their students become more resilient and develop good decision-making skills.

Meeting the mental and emotional needs of children

While we – as educators and parents – often talk about academic achievement, it’s not the only concern I have as Kentucky's commissioner of education. We need to begin talking more often about the social and emotional health of our students