Now is the time to work together to create a new future in education

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.

By |2021-11-22T14:29:04-05:00December 1, 2021|

KBE approves state-funded preschool per-child rates for 2021-2022

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) at its June 2 meeting heard how the preschool per-child funding rates will be impacted due to a decrease in state-funded preschool enrollment during the pandemic, as well as plans to help schools with student recruiting efforts and providing reassurance to parents about in-person services.

By |2021-06-02T19:37:59-04:00June 2, 2021|

Bringing parents to the table

The Every Student Succeeds Act – the federal law that governs K-12 public education – the phrase “parent and family engagement” is used in lieu of “parental involvement.” While that seems like a minor change, I think it is a big shift in how we think about the relationship between families and our schools.

By |2018-09-12T11:38:43-04:00October 2, 2018|

New app informs parents, students on school work

The “Campus Student” and “Campus Parent” apps provide secure access to individual student information housed in Infinite Campus, Kentucky’s student information system.

By |2018-09-26T10:29:25-04:00September 17, 2018|

Ways for school leaders to engage parents

The Coalition for Community Schools has identified six keys to community engagement that should serve as a guide for school leaders when engaging school families. They are: Know where you’re going. Create a vision of what your school should look like and develop a plan for how to get there. Begin by seeking input from school staff, families, partners and [...]

By |2012-08-22T15:13:10-04:00August 23, 2012|
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