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New Kentucky LEADS Academy aims to improve special education

A new academy at three Kentucky public universities, funded by a $1 million federal grant, aims to recruit and retain holders of Advanced Educational Leader - Director of Special Education certification, increasing the state’s capacity to provide services for children with disabilities.

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.

KDE awarded federal grant to recruit, retain local and state program...

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 receives 2020 Grissom Award from KBE for innovation in...

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.

Local Superintendents Advisory Members discuss security risk assessment tool

Members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council discussed details of a new school security risk assessment tool during a virtual meeting May 26.

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.

KDE encourages ‘good faith effort’ in working with exceptional children during...

The Kentucky Department of Education is assisting schools and districts in serving students who typically need individualized instruction during the COVID-19 emergency.

KBE reopens nominations for Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education

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.

Share best practices on SDI during NTI in online professional development

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.

KDE helps schools through challenges of providing special education during NTI...

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.