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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.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) hosted a Special Superintendent’s Webcast on Friday, March 13, 2020, to provide assistance to our district leaders and answer questions about the impact of COVID-19 on their school systems.
Kentucky Board of Education member JoAnn Adams taught for 33 years. She comes from a family of teachers that included her mother, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother and now, her daughter.
Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County, has found herself in a position to speak up for her colleagues and her profession as the first active, full-time teacher to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education.
The Kentucky Department of Education submitted its Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, as required under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
No matter what grade or subject we teach, our time with students is short. To optimize that time, we need to become masterful in the implementation and monitoring of evidence-based practices. For students with disabilities, we have to do even more to accelerate their learning.
Improving student engagement has led to increased achievement for special-needs students and those students who qualified for free- and reduced-price meals in Boyle County.