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KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. The draft was developed by the Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee, each made up of science educators from around the state.

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Applications sought for Kentucky’s Teachers Advisory Council

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Gov. Beshear Announces Free ACT Retake Day for Kentucky Public School Students

FRANKFORT, KY) – Gov. Andy Beshear today announced that incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to take the test a second time for free during a statewide ACT retake day in the Fall of 2022. The announcement follows national data showing students are more likely to increase their score by retaking the test a second time.

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Statewide summer wellness campaign promotes healthy habits for students

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched today a new public service campaigninforming Kentucky students in grades K-12 and their parents of five habits they can form this summer to set themselves up for a successful school year.

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Garrard County Teacher Joanna Howerton Stevens to serve as non-voting member on the Kentucky Board of Education

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The 2014 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year is taking on a new role as the next educator to sit on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).

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Boone County sophomore hopes to create feeling of community as next student member on Kentucky Board of Education

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced April 20 that Joud Dahleh of Florence will be the next public school student to hold a seat on the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).

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KBE approves changes to alternative education program monitoring, corporal punishment during special meeting

(FRANKFORT, KY) – As part of the regulatory review process for two regulations approved during its December meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) held a special meeting on March 15 to review two statements of consideration and proposed amendments based on submitted public comments.

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Results of 2022 Impact Kentucky survey show COVID’s impact on the state’s educators

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on Feb. 10 released results from the 2022 Impact Kentucky Working Conditions Survey, which asks all certified school staff about their working conditions and helps improve the environment for educators across the Commonwealth.

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Kentucky Board of Education discusses state’s path to Profile of a Graduate

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is taking steps to create a statewide Profile of a Graduate, which is a vision statement describing what a learner should know and be able to do before they graduate high school.

The board heard an update on building this statewide profile from David Cook, director of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Division of Innovation, during its Feb. 9 meeting at the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB).

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Applications open for Kentucky Board of Education nonvoting student and teacher members for 2022-2023

(FRANKFORT, KY) – Applications are now being accepted for the ex-officio nonvoting student and teacher members of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). The selected student and teacher members will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

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Kentucky students chosen for 2022 U.S. Senate Youth Program

(FRANKFORT, KY) – Arnav Dharmagadda, a junior at Russell High School (Greenup County) and Lauren Wood, a junior at duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County), were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the national 104-student delegation of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), who also will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

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JASON E. GLASS | Now is the time for Kentuckians to work together to create a new future in education

It’s been a little over a year now since I joined the Kentucky Department of Education as its commissioner. During that time, my focus has been on listening to the people of my home state telling us what is working in education in the Commonwealth and where we need to improve.

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2021 Kentucky Teacher of Year Donnie Piercey presents Year in Review to KBE


(FRANKFORT, KY) – As his year as 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year (KTOY) comes to a close, Donnie Piercey had the opportunity to reflect on his past year before passing the torch to the 2022 KTOY winner Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr.

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Registration is Now Open for the Educators Rising Kentucky State Conference

Registration is Now Open for the Educators Rising Kentucky State Conference

  • Date: March 3, 2022
  • Location: Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville
  • Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

Registration is now open. Each student be must registered individually and may compete in a maximum of two events. Also, each school is allowed a maximum of two competitors per event – or one team of 2-4 competitors – per event. Guidelines and rubrics for 2022 competitions can be found in the members section under student resources-National Competitions (pdkintl.org)

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Kentucky State Funding is Available for All Public School Students’ 2022 AP Exams

For the first time, the Kentucky General Assembly has included additional funding for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams for all public school students for the 2021-22 school year. Kentucky also will continue to provide full AP Exam coverage for low-income public school students and for AP computer science exams.

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Kentucky Department of Public Health Releases SB 1 Guidance on Test to Stay

During the recent 2021 General Assembly Special Session, Senate Bill 1 was enacted to address various public school operations that have been impacted by the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic. In Section 4 of SB 1, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) was directed to develop a COVID-19 “Test to Stay” model plan that may be implemented by school districts – in whole or in part – to minimize the impact of quarantining non-symptomatic students, allowing them to stay in the classroom.

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Sign up now for the 2022 Shakespeare Competition

The Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) is inviting schools across the state to compete in 2022 Shakespeare Competition on Feb. 20 at the Commonwealth Theatre Center in Louisville.

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Kentucky senate education committee changes SB 1, mirrored legislation approved in house committee

(FRANKFORT, KY) – As the Kentucky General Assembly's special session rolls on in Frankfort, the Senate Standing Committee on Education voted to amend Senate Bill (SB) 1, removing a section encouraging districts to develop vaccination incentive plans.

The original bill encouraged districts to create incentive plans for staff and student vaccinations. It also would have forbidden “intimidation tactics or negative incentives.”

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KDE releases new guidance on hybrid schedules for public schools

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released a new guidance document, Guidance for Offering a Hybrid Performance-Based Schedule, to support districts in implementing a hybrid schedule for grades 5-12 by utilizing their board’s policy on performance-based courses. Districts may use a hybrid schedule at the request of students and families as an additional COVID-19 mitigation strategy to assist with social distancing.

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KDE updated guidance on SBDM elections

The Kentucky Department of Education has updated their guidance on SBDM elections and now allows parent groups and teachers to hold elections online electronically, in person, or a combination of both. Electronic elections were an option during the first COVID peak, but with this new KDE guidance, the option of electronic elections is available all the time.

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