In preparation for the upcoming School Report Card data release, KDE officials met with the School Curriculum Assessment and Accountability Council to discuss the spring 2021 Kentucky Summative Assessment.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document on Sept. 20 to support schools and districts as they implement Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which was passed on Sept. 9 during the General Assembly’s recent special session.
The General Assembly wrapped up a three-day special session on Sept. 9, with Senate Bill 1 including a number of provisions that will significantly affect the way schools operate for the remainder of the school year.
Following last week’s passage of Senate Bill 1, leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education convened the state’s superintendents on Sept. 14 to further discuss the legislation’s impact on public schools.
“This law does not go far enough in providing the flexibility in different school models that our schools need. Further, the politically-motivated effort to remove masking requirements in public schools weakens our virus mitigation efforts as a state at the very time they are needed most. "We will be working with Kentucky’s school districts as they continue to try to [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking English/language arts and mathematics teachers from all grade levels to participate in review and revision of the Kentucky Academic Standards. Senate Bill 1 (2017) calls for the review and revision of the KAS every six years. Selected team members will meet in Frankfort for three to five days during the 2017-18 school [...]
According to Kentucky Department of Education staff, additional money will be needed to implement Senate Bill 1 (2017).
Local school boards and districts will be implementing lots of new provisions through the coming months with the significant changes made to public education during the 2017 Regular Session.
An enhanced version of the Persistence to Graduation Tool is expected to more accurately predict when a student is likely to leave school early.
As we come to the end of the calendar year, I always take time to reflect and rejuvenate, and this year is no different.