Robin Fields Kinney

Celebrating our future educators with Educators Rising

One of the toughest challenges we face in the education world is finding young people who have the drive, determination and enthusiasm to enter the teaching field. Every school leader knows just how difficult it can be to find high-quality educators to fill the various roles we have.

By |2024-04-02T16:28:08-04:00April 2, 2024|

PHOTOS: 2024 STLP State Championship

Nearly 21,000 students, educators, volunteers, community members and parents gathered at the Central Bank Center in Lexington to watch students from across the state showcase their knowledge at the 2024 STLP State Championship.

By |2024-03-29T12:25:57-04:00March 29, 2024|

STLP competition to bring students together to find modern technology solutions

One of the most exciting events the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) puts on every year is the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship, where thousands of students from across the Commonwealth will convene in Lexington to compete against each other in an effort to use modern technology to solve issues in today’s society.

By |2024-02-29T19:05:58-05:00March 1, 2024|

Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Robin Fields Kinney’s statement on SB 192 and HB 499

I am thankful to Sen. David Givens for sponsoring Senate Bill 192 and Rep. Bobby McCool for sponsoring House Bill 499, both of which were filed late last week. These identical bills build upon the Kentucky General Assembly’s historic investment of state funds for local career and technical education (CTE) programs in the 2022 budget session.

By |2024-02-14T15:59:53-05:00February 14, 2024|

KDE’s role in the General Assembly’s 2024 regular session

For those of us who work in state government, you will hear us talk about the first few months of a new year being a busy time due to the General Assembly being in session. This year is what is known as a long session, where the legislators will create the next two-year budget.

By |2024-01-25T10:47:12-05:00February 1, 2024|
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