To gather input on long-term aspirations for the Commonwealth’s education system, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is excited to announce that Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason E Glass will be conducting a virtual listening tour April 6-May 6.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will host a virtual town hall for local school board members on COVID-19 and holding in-person classes from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET on Aug. 13.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and school reopening and took questions from teachers around the state during an online Town Hall on July 23.
By Jim Gaines firstname.lastname@example.org Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, who also serves as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, has signed a memorandum from Interim Commissioner of Education Kevin C. Brown that is the first step in giving local school boards more flexibility in offering emergency leave for school district employees affected by COVID-19. The memo waives the normal [...]
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will co-host a virtual town hall on reopening schools for state educators and other support staff from 2-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 23.
To speed the process for developing new graduation requirements,, the Kentucky Department of Education now will collect input online through an expanded survey instead of town hall meetings.
The Kentucky Board of Education kicked off its examination of the state’s graduation requirements at its regular meeting April 11 with a national overview of what other states are doing to ensure their high school graduates can successfully transition to careers and college.
It’s been eight years since any significant changes have been made to Kentucky’s graduation requirements. Eight years is a long time in our economy.
One of the curious things in education is while we tend to seek input from educators, parents and community members when making policy decisions, we don’t always seek input from those who are affected most by those decisions – the students.
After almost two years, more than 20 town hall meetings and thousands of public comments, Kentucky finally has a new accountability system and it is one of which we all should be proud.