Priority Schools

A hub of school improvement

Kentucky’s school turnaround efforts, including the Hub School program, have been lauded as one of the strongest school turnaround models in the nation.

By |2017-03-13T10:18:56-04:00March 14, 2017|

Pruitt tells board ESSA reauthorization provides opportunity for Kentucky education

Reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act ushers in a new day in Kentucky and across the nation, Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt told the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting Dec. 9 in Frankfort. The U.S. Senate approved the bill, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), by a vote of 85-12 on the same [...]

By |2018-11-21T13:17:18-05:00December 10, 2015|

Board backs action to fully fund teacher pension system

Beau Barnes, deputy executive secretary of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, and Associate Commissioner Hiren Desai update the Kentucky Board of Education on the KTRS pension fund.Photo by Amy Wallot, Dec. 3, 2014 The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) passed a resolution Wednesday encouraging the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) to work with the governor and General Assembly [...]

By |2014-12-05T14:00:47-05:00December 4, 2014|

Comments sought on Turnaround School Leaders Program grant

In order to address the need for leaders who are prepared to lead effectively in the Cohort 3 Priority Schools and improve outcomes for students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) intends to apply for the Turnaround School Leaders Program, a new competitive grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The Turnaround School Leaders Program supports efforts to [...]

By |2014-05-01T09:07:18-04:00May 1, 2014|

Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools making gains

Kentucky Board of Education member Leo Calderon asks about a priority schools update during the KBE meeting in Frankfort, Ky.Photo by Amy Wallot, Feb. 5, 2013 Kentucky’s lowest-performing schools are making promising progress on increasing student achievement, the Kentucky Board of Education learned at its meeting yesterday. Based on 2012-13 Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System results, of [...]

By |2014-02-06T13:46:05-05:00February 6, 2014|

Comments sought on SIG application process

In coming weeks, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will be applying to the U.S. Department of Education for a School Improvement Grant (SIG). These grants, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, are made to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) which, in turn, make competitive sub-grants to Local Education Agencies [...]

By |2019-03-08T13:53:54-05:00October 31, 2013|

Two Priority Schools recognized as hubs for improvement

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has recognized two Priority Schools for their work in improving student learning and building core processes that can sustain the improvement.Based on data, monitoring visits, and monitoring tools, KDE designated Franklin-Simpson High School and Pulaski County High School as Hub Schools. The schools had been among the lowest-performing schools in the state.“These schools have [...]

By |2013-08-20T21:47:37-04:00August 22, 2013|
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