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Two Kentucky high school students named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Two Kentucky high school students have been named 2021. U.S. Presidential Scholars, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced May 13.

Partnerships help Fayette County high school achieve Green Ribbon status

Bryan Station High School (Fayette County) is among 27 schools, three early learning centers, five districts and five postsecondary institutions being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce their environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

Kentucky gets waiver of federal accountability requirements for 2020-2021 school year

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has granted Kentucky a waiver of some accountability, school identification and reporting requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the 2020-2021 school year.

Kentucky teachers discuss KDE’s equity work, hear assessment and accountability updates

During a March 23 virtual meeting, members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council met with department leadership to examine KDE’s ongoing equity initiatives.

Kentucky’s SCAAC receives updates on state assessments and accountability

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council received assessment and accountability updates from department leadership during a March 16 virtual meeting.

KDE Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discusses post-pandemic learning, state assessments

Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) agreed in a Feb. 23 virtual meeting that the effect of the pandemic will not easily be remedied by standard educational practices.

KDE moves ahead with state plans after USED announces testing requirement

The U.S. Department of Education will require states to administer a statewide assessment for the 2020-2021 school year, the agency announced on Feb. 22.

KDE to allocate federal emergency relief funding to non-public schools

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has allocated $40,817,799 to Kentucky for emergency assistance to non-public schools in the state.

KDE releases guidance on administering spring 2021 state testing

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released two new COVID-19 guidance documents Feb. 15 to assist districts in preparing to administer spring state testing.

Uncertainty still exists on state assessments, Kentucky school counselors told during...

The Kentucky Department of Education’s School Counselor Advisory Council met virtually Jan. 28 and was asked to continue planning to administer state assessments, though department staff still are monitoring the situation at the federal level.