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One of the best predictors of student success is the extent to which families are encouraging learning at home, Kathy Burkhardt, senior director of the Learning Grove and former superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent, told the Superintendents Advisory Council during a Nov. 17 meeting.
Leadership from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) met virtually with the Superintendents Advisory Council (SAC) on May 13 to seek input and feedback ahead of the implementation of recently passed education legislation.
Participants in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Sept. 29 Special Superintendents’ Webcast heard from leaders of four school districts on how reopening to in-person instruction amid the pandemic has gone so far, and from state officials about updates to the color-coded metric used to determine whether to hold in-person classes.
In his first meeting with the Superintendents Advisory Council on Sept. 28, Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass held a virtual question-and-answer session to allow members to ask questions of him and KDE and to better get to know members and their districts.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is developing a website that will allow Kentucky’s schools to self-report COVID-19 cases to their communities. Dr. Connie White explained how the website will work during the Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendent Advisory Council meeting on Aug. 31.
During the Aug. 17 virtual meeting of the Superintendents Advisory Council, Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, discussed issues with COVID-19 reporting.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Superintendent Advisory Council met virtually July 20 to take a look at guidance released by the department on special education, compensatory education and daily participation for non-traditional instruction.
With the release of the Healthy at School guidance on June 24, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department for Public Health provided Kentucky’s schools with a framework of expectations when implementing reopening plans.
The Kentucky Department of Education has worked to provide guidance and insight to Kentucky's school districts throughout the COVID-19 crisis. To provide additional opportunities for superintendents to have their voices heard, Interim Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown reconvened the department’s Superintendents Advisory Council.
At its May 1 meeting, the Superintendents’ Advisory Council discussed ways that districts can reduce the number of novice students in their schools.
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