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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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Remote Work (and School) Will Continue Growing

Education is all about preparing our students for the world. Not surprisingly, remote work (and school) will continue growing.

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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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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expands to help more young children in Kentucky develop a love of reading

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) has announced the statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program to Kentucky.

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Kentucky students thrive at national Educators Rising conference

(FRANKFORT, KY) – High school and college students from across Kentucky who are looking to pursue careers in education participated in the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference, which was held virtually June 24-27.

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Eighteen new students selected for KDE's 2021-2022 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

(FRANKFORT, KY) – Eighteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the 2021-2022 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced on May 28.

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KDE kicks off summer learning initiative to promote literacy and mathematics


KDE kicks off summer learning initiative to promote literacy and mathematics

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, along with a series of Summer Support webpages, in partnership with The Children’s Reading Foundation, Scholastic and the Summer Food Service Program. 


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KDE updates guidance on Supplemental School Year Program

KDE updates guidance on Supplemental School Year Program

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Three Students Share What It's Like to Learn During a Pandemic

Sachel Harris Communications Manager, TNTP


During a “normal” year, students eat together, play games together, laugh together, cry together, and grow together. But this year, the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant students have fewer opportunities to interact meaningfully and authentically with each other—often having their togetherness reduced to a Zoom room.

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KDE, DPH update Healthy at School guidance on distancing in classrooms

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Developing State and District Parent Engagement Policies

Schools provide many services that aid children’s development, well-being, and academic success. Key providers include mental health agencies, social workers, school counselors, and nurses, as well as school officials and other employees. Yet quite possibly the most important component of these services—often overlooked—is the parent.

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Students encouraged to apply for 2021-2022 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council



(FRANKFORT, KY) – Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for 14 vacant positions on the 2021-2022 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to the Kentucky commissioner of education.



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