KDE hires four new specialists to help students with disabilities transition after high school

Students with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to their peers without disabilities. The American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) is providing Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) a chance to help those students.

By |2022-01-14T14:26:05-05:00January 14, 2022|

KDE’s DoSE Advisory Group discusses ESSER II funds, spending requirements

At a Feb. 17 virtual meeting, the Kentucky Department of Education’s Directors of Special Education (DoSE) Advisory Group discussed new federal funding from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II) Grant Program and how the almost $1 billion coming to Kentucky’s schools may affect districts’ local and state funds used to provide special education and related services.

By |2021-02-19T12:51:34-05:00February 19, 2021|

Winner, finalists named for 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year

Savannah Boone is the 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year, while Jessica Tipton and Amber Ervin the two finalists for the award. They will receive cash prizes and other recognition, and Boone will get a scholarship to attend the national Special Education Legislative Summit in summer 2021.

By |2021-01-05T14:31:39-05:00January 5, 2021|

Kentucky’s superintendents dive into KDE reopening guidance document during webcast

Superintendents from Kentucky’s 172 school districts joined Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) leadership during a May 19 webcast as they dove into the reopening guidance document released by the department on May 15 that leads school leaders through a variety of questions to consider when planning how to start classes for the 2020-2021 school year.

By |2020-05-19T20:20:17-04:00May 19, 2020|
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