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Commissioner Lewis defines ‘novice’ scores as academic emergency

During the Kentucky Board of Education's April 10 meeting, Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis presented a report titled “The Meaning and Significance of Novice Performance on Assessments.”

Bryan Station junior highlights importance of CTE at national conference

LaMargaret Johnson, a junior at Bryan Station High School (Fayette County), impressed upon a national audience of chief state school officers and educators the vital importance of strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a speech in Washington, D.C., April 8.

Education commissioner recommends districts close loophole in sick leave policies

In a memo to 10 superintendents whose districts have experienced school closures due to a high volume of teacher absences since Feb. 28, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued guidance and recommendations March 27.

We can make black history today

Learning about and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the building, development and success of the United States was an important part of my childhood and schooling. It is important to me as an educator and even more important to me as a father.

Student Advisory Council talks about teacher shortages, inclusion

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council met Feb. 13 for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year.

Minimum high school graduation requirements proposal advances

 During the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee meeting Feb. 11 at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis testified in support of amendments to 704 KAR 3:305, proposed minimum high school graduation requirements.

Lewis stresses importance of accountability system in closing achievement gaps

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis called on schools and districts to raise the bar on student outcomes and close the achievement gap between low-income students, students of color and their peers.

Commissioner tours Bullitt, Nelson County schools

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently began a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers, and high, middle and elementary schools across the Commonwealth.

KDE announces loan forgiveness program for future Kentucky teachers

In a news conference on Jan. 24, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the launch of the Kentucky Academy for Equity in Teaching, a renewable loan forgiveness program designed to identify and prepare effective, experienced and diverse public educators in the Commonwealth.

Lewis begins series of monthly school visits and stakeholder discussions

On Thursday, Jan. 17, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will begin a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers , high, middle and elementary schools across the state.