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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.
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) Office of Special Education and Early Learning has been awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Mark Martin, the new superintendent of Meade County Schools, was presented with the 2020 Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education at the Kentucky Board of Education’s (KBE) Aug. 6 meeting.
Members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council discussed details of a new school security risk assessment tool during a virtual meeting May 26.
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education is assisting schools and districts in serving students who typically need individualized instruction during the COVID-19 emergency.
The Kentucky Board of Education has reopened nominations for the Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education to include recognition of outstanding work taking place in special education through the Kentucky Department of Education's Non-Traditional Instruction Program during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) will host a professional development webinar in which educators can share best practices in specially designed instruction (SDI) during non-traditional instruction at 2 p.m. ET April 21.
Students with disabilities remain entitled to the federally required provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education, and a Kentucky Department of Education associate commissioner told administrators that schools must make every effort to provide that during non-traditional instruction.