Deadline for calendar waiver is May 1

Just a reminder to those districts who may be considering a waiver for their 2013-14 school calendar. The first step in the process is to contact Kay Kennedy in the Division of District Support for a review of the strategies implemented in the district to maximize instructional time. If that review indicates a waiver is necessary, the district will be given [...]

By |2014-04-08T14:02:34-04:00April 10, 2014|

SIG waiver requested

The Kentucky Department of Education is requesting a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education from the requirement in Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act to extend the period of availability of FY 2010 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds for the agency and all of its school districts to Sept. 30, 2013. The requested waiver and extension of time [...]

By |2020-10-30T10:10:38-04:00March 29, 2012|

Waiver supports ongoing efforts, including creation of teacher/principal effectiveness system

A few short weeks ago we received the news we had been waiting for – Kentucky was selected as one of the first states granted flexibility under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Since the White House announced the waiver process in September, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) team and its partners have worked [...]

By |2020-09-24T12:05:46-04:00March 6, 2012|

Kentucky granted NCLB flexibility request

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced today that Kentucky’s application for flexibility under federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB) has been approved.

By |2019-02-12T15:50:12-05:00February 9, 2012|

Superintendents’ webcast set for Dec. 16

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday will conduct the next superintendents’ webcast on Dec. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET. The webcast will include updates on the budget and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver request. Those who have topics that should be included in this broadcast should e-mail them to Mary Ann Miller. The links for the broadcast [...]

By |2011-12-07T12:49:26-05:00December 8, 2011|

Next superintendents’ webcast scheduled for Dec. 16

The next superintendents’ webcast is scheduled for Dec.16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (EST). The topic will be an update on the final version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver request that was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in November. The discussion will focus on revisions that were made [...]

By |2011-11-21T15:03:18-05:00November 24, 2011|

NCLB waiver request submitted

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted the state’s application for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which was reauthorized in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

By |2019-02-20T15:29:37-05:00November 15, 2011|

Waiver will provide accurate, reliable picture of school progress

It was my great pleasure to participate in the 2012 Kentucky Teacher of the Year announcement two weeks ago.  Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As I told those who gathered for the ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda, the handing out of the award is my favorite day of the year. I am proud and grateful for the hard work [...]

By |2020-08-25T15:40:13-04:00November 1, 2011|
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