Race to the Top

Bowling Green Kid-FRIENDLy conference set

The Race to the Top Kid-FRIENDLy (Kids-Focused, Responsible, Imaginative, Engaged, Determined to Learn) Personalized Learning Symposium will be Feb. 28 for elementary school educators and March 2 for middle school and high school educators at Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) in Bowling Green. There will be three morning sessions presented in a TeachMeet format and afternoon sessions in an [...]

By |2017-02-01T14:19:51-05:00February 2, 2017|

Kentucky receives $44 million early childhood education grant

Kentucky’s new $44.3 million Race to the Top grant will jump-start learning, support parents and improve early learning programs for thousands of Kentucky preschoolers, according to Gov. Steve Beshear. The White House announced Thursday that Kentucky is among the six winners of a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant to support early learning and development reform agendas. The winning [...]

By |2019-03-08T14:42:21-05:00December 19, 2013|

KVEC one of five Race to the Top-District Grant winners

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, a consortium of 18 rural districts, is one of five applicants that will receive a total of approximately $120 million in the second round of the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. The five applicants have won grants that will support locally developed plans to personalize and improve student [...]

By |2013-12-19T09:08:23-05:00December 19, 2013|

Waiver supports ongoing efforts, including creation of teacher/principal effectiveness system

A few short weeks ago we received the news we had been waiting for – Kentucky was selected as one of the first states granted flexibility under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Since the White House announced the waiver process in September, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) team and its partners have worked [...]

By |2020-09-24T12:05:46-04:00March 6, 2012|

Kentucky awarded $17 million in federal Race to the Top funding

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that Kentucky will receive a Race to the Top grant of $17 million to advance targeted K-12 reforms aimed at improving student achievement. Kentucky and six other states — Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — will each receive a share of the $200 million in Race to the Top [...]

By |2011-12-27T10:22:46-05:00December 27, 2011|

Summer Seminars at Six: An Introduction to Education Policy

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting teachers to participate in a summer seminar series on education policy and leveraging U-Stream technology to engage teachers nationwide. The summer teachers’ series was organized by Laurie Calvert, a teaching ambassador fellow and English teacher at a rural high school in North Carolina. The seminars are intended to offer insights into how teachers [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:40:32-04:00July 14, 2011|

2010: A Year in Review

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday There’s no question that 2010 was a busy, fruitful year. When I tally up the events and accomplishments related to P-12 education, I see many positive events. Common Core State Standards adoption – In March, the Kentucky Board of Education, Council on Postsecondary Education and the Education Professional Standards Board jointly adopted the Common [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:23:24-04:00January 18, 2011|
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