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The Every Student Succeeds Act – the federal law that governs K-12 public education – the phrase “parent and family engagement” is used in lieu of “parental involvement.” While that seems like a minor change, I think it is a big shift in how we think about the relationship between families and our schools.
The Kentucky Department of Education released 2017-2018 student assessment results, and also identified the state’s lowest performing schools as well as those struggling to meet the needs of specific groups of students.
Does handing a diploma to a high school graduate mean that he or she is ready to succeed in the next phase of life? Under Kentucky’s current graduation requirements, the answer is no, which is why I believe now is the time for us to make significant revisions to our requirements.
Kentucky Department of Education Interim Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis called upon state educators, parents and Kentucky businesses to help students across the Commonwealth prepare for thousands of profitable careers that are open to highly skilled, educated graduates.
Kentucky Department of Education Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis will deliver the 2018 State of Education in the Commonwealth Address at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center, 871 Wilmore Road, Nicholasville.
Interim Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis announced Aug. 23 the hiring of Brad Montell as director of government relations for the Kentucky Department of Education. He will begin his role with the department on Sept. 1.
The Kentucky Department of Education applauded the creation of a new office within the agency that will serve as the administrative arm of the Education Professional Standards Board, which was previously under the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Kentucky Department of Education Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis has announced a new campaign aimed at increasing awareness about career and technical education careers.
Following my recommendation to place Jefferson County Public Schools in state management, some school leaders, teachers and parents outside Louisville have asked “will our district be next?” The simple answer is “no,”
Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to now include dual credit courses in Career and Technical Education pathways for high school students.