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KBE approves high school graduation requirement proposal

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.

Readiness results highlight need for quality early learning

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.

Commissioner announces changes to high school graduation proposal

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.

From Katrina to the commissioner’s office

Wayne Lewis talks about some of the things that sparked his interest in education and educational leadership during his childhood and young adulthood and the path that led him to become Kentucky’s commissioner of education.

The Kentucky high school diploma has to mean more

We have reached the point in Kentucky’s history when change to our minimum standards for high school graduation is necessary to ensure that our children are well-prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.

Funding mechanism for charter schools is needed, Lewis tells council

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.

Commissioner Lewis announces structural reorganization of KDE

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.

Time to break down educational barriers in Kentucky’s rural schools

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.

Work group will discuss one aspect of new transition readiness measures

Members of the Superintendents’ Advisory Council raised concerns about an option for students to verify exceptional work experience.

Commissioner hosts talks with educator preparation programs

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.