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Commissioner Lewis to give State of Education address

Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis will deliver the 2019 State of Education address 5 p.m. ET Dec. 3 on the first floor of the Kentucky Department of Education building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort.

In education, preparing students for the current and future workforce is...

In the nearly two years that I have had the honor of serving as Kentucky’s commissioner of education, I have made students’ preparation for success in the workforce a top priority.

Curriculum development task force wraps up meetings

On Nov. 14, a task force of educators convened by Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis and led by the Kentucky Department of Education completed four days of meetings aimed at improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky's public schools that are directly aligned to the state’s academic standards.

Kentucky ACT scores drop in 2019

The percentage of Kentucky 2019 public high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in English, mathematics, science and reading saw a two-point percentage decrease since last year, according to data released Oct. 30 by ACT.

KDE, EPSB establish guidelines for option seven

At the Oct. 28 Education Professional Standards Board meeting, Rob Akers and Cassie Trueblood, both from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, spoke on establishing guidelines for the Institute Alternative Route, also known as option seven.

School resource officers are vital assets to all Kentucky communities

While there is no single school safety measure that will ever completely eliminate the threat of harm in our schools, as a dad and the husband of a high school educator, I am comforted in knowing there is a well-trained, experienced SRO who is ready and willing to meet danger at the school door if need be.

Inaugural TRACK summit draws 200 employers to Louisville

The first Inside TRACK to Youth Apprenticeships summit brought in several speakers, including Scott Stump, an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, who gave high praise to Kentucky’s TRACK Youth Apprenticeship program.

KBE gives commissioner good review on annual evaluation

At its Oct. 3 meeting in London, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) voted to approve the evaluation of Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, saying he is effective in his role as commissioner.

Lewis addresses myths about Kentucky’s 5-star accountability system

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis kicked off the Oct. 3 meeting of the Kentucky Board of Education by addressing myths about the state’s new 5-star accountability system that launched on Oct. 1. The video of the commissioner's report is now online. 

School Report Card designed to drive change through knowledge

The release of accountability data is an opportunity to engage in data-informed dialogue with schools and school staff about the strengths and areas for growth for both schools and students.