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The Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council – comprised of 29 high school students throughout Kentucky – met virtually on July 29 to discuss concerns and hopes for the 2020-2021 school year. It was the first meeting for the 2020-2021 council.
The Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) – comprised of about 20 teacher leaders from across the Commonwealth – met July 14 to hear from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on reopening guidance documents for schools and to discuss concerns for the upcoming school year.
I am pleased to share that the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) announced today that Jason Glass will be Kentucky’s next commissioner of education. Dr. Glass has been serving as superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area since 2017.
The Kentucky Department of Education released three guidance and resource documents on July 1 as part of a “Trauma-Informed Toolkit” to assist schools with their approach in helping students cope with trauma.
Our country and our Commonwealth are hurting. So many of us have been shaken over the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Louisville’s Breonna Taylor. We are seeing an outcry of grief and anger with many of our students, families and educators gathering to speak out about racial injustice.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document May 26 about how districts can support students, faculty and staff through social emotional learning when schools begin to reopen in the fall.
In Kentucky, when someone asks you, “How are you doing?” saying, “I’m fine” is almost a reflex action. These days, however, it’s almost certainly not true. I think it’s safe to say that none of us has truly been fine in the weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic changed all of our lives – and that’s fine.
The Kentucky Department of Education hosted its first Teachers Webcast on April 28. Teachers across the state joined to share their experiences with NTI and what lessons can be learned during this trying time.
The Kentucky Department of Education briefed superintendents about the waivers approved by the Education Professional Standards Board.
Education Week has published a special report that explores the challenges and opportunities to teaching social-emotional learning (SEL) when school buildings are open and tactics for keeping up the teaching of SEL with nearly every student in the United States out of school this spring due to the COVID-19 emergency.