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In a unanimous vote Dec. 5, the Kentucky Board of Education approved changes to the regulation on minimum graduation requirements for Kentucky students entering high school in 2019 and 2020.
Many Kentucky students are at a disadvantage for learning before they even start school, according to Kindergarten Readiness Screener data released by the Kentucky Department of Education.
In a news conference at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington Dec. 3, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced proposed revisions to 704 KAR 3:305, minimum high school graduation requirements, in response to input received from educators and other education stakeholders.
Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis told members of the Kentucky Charter School Advisory Council that until the Kentucky General Assembly provides a funding mechanism for charter schools, there is no way that charter applications can be processed by local boards of education.
In a message to Kentucky Department of Education staff Nov. 6, Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced a structural reorganization which is retroactively effective as of Nov. 1.
Almost half of Kentucky’s population lives in rural areas. That means a significant portion of Kentucky’s students are being educated in rural school districts. Our rural schools face unique challenges compared to our suburban and urban schools.
Members of the Superintendents’ Advisory Council raised concerns about an option for students to verify exceptional work experience.
Beginning this week, Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis will begin hosting meetings across the state to listen to feedback and recommendations on ways the Kentucky Department of Education and educator preparation programs can work together to strengthen educator preparation.