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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.

LSAC approves recommended changes to Kentucky’s accountability system, recommends KDE explore...

During a Jan. 26 virtual meeting, members of the Local Superintendents Advisory Council voted to recommend that the Kentucky Board of Education approve changes to state’s accountability system to align it with Senate Bill 158 (2020).

Walker, Thomas receive first Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional Award

Shelly Thomas from Barren County and Robert Walker of Harrison County were presented with the KESSP Award on Jan. 19. The newly created state award honors excellence by classified school employees and will be given annually.

SCAAC recommends changes to proposed weights in Kentucky’s accountability system

During its Jan. 19 virtual meeting, members of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)'s School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC) approved a motion to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) that would adjust the recommended weights in the state’s accountability system. 

Kentucky’s iLead Academy team is a finalist in national Rural Tech...

A team from iLead Academy in Carrollton (Carroll County) joins teams from four other states as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Tech Project.

FEMA tightens rules for COVID-19 reimbursement, Kentucky superintendents told in webcast

Kentucky’s school superintendents learned Dec. 1 during the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) monthly Superintendents’ Webcast that federal rules on reimbursement for some COVID-19-related costs have changed.