Kentucky Department of Education http://wkms.org en Local Schools Start K-PREP Testing This Week http://wkms.org/post/local-schools-start-k-prep-testing-week <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, most school districts across our area administer the 2014 K-PREP standardized test.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:30:11 +0000 Rob Canning 40503 at http://wkms.org Local Schools Start K-PREP Testing This Week Kentucky Governor's Mansion Seeks Student Art & Essays http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-governors-mansion-seeks-student-art-essays <p>Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is seeking original art and/or essays form public, private and home school students as part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 100th&nbsp;anniversary of the Kentucky Governor's Mansion, also known as "People's House." &nbsp;Rebecca Blessing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the Kentucky Department of Education joins us on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sound Good </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">with the details.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:05:03 +0000 Kate Lochte 38535 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Governor's Mansion Seeks Student Art & Essays Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active http://wkms.org/post/budget-review-discussion-includes-call-university-presidents-be-more-politically-active <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A review of higher education budget issues has included a call for merging education administration and urging university presidents to become more politically vocal. The discussion occurred during a meeting of the state budget review committee.</p><p>State Council for Postsecondary Education President Bob King set the stage. He presented a number of graphs to committee members.&nbsp;One depicted steeply intersecting lines with increasing tuition costs and decreasing state funding support.&nbsp;King said since 2008 funding cuts per college student far outdistance reductions for children in kindergarten through high school. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:14:52 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38393 at http://wkms.org Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active Federal Restrictions On School Snacks Not "Monumental" To Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/federal-restrictions-school-snacks-not-monumental-kentucky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proposed federal food restrictions could change the makeup of the snacks available in Kentucky schools.&nbsp;It’s part of an ongoing effort to improve the eating habits of young people.</span></p><p>The new federal regulations are scheduled to go into effect about this time next year.&nbsp; The child nutrition program manager with the Kentucky Department of Education says they won’t result in monumental changes.&nbsp; But Sue Bartenfield adds some of the federal measures are more restrictive than current Kentucky law.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:09:23 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 33075 at http://wkms.org Federal Restrictions On School Snacks Not "Monumental" To Kentucky Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates http://wkms.org/post/gateway-academy-marks-500-graduates <p>Gateway Academy in Graves County recently celebrated the milestone of its 500<sup>th</sup> student to graduate. Established in 2002, Gateway is one of the region’s alternative high schools, along with Star Academy in Marshall County and Beacon Central High in Daviess County.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:57:11 +0000 John Null 32361 at http://wkms.org Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates Department of Education Says Midnight Meetings for Dropout Grants Unnecessary http://wkms.org/post/department-education-says-midnight-meetings-dropout-grants-unnecessary <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education says many <span data-term="goog_1238120324" tabindex="0">midnight</span> meetings planned at area school districts are unnecessary, and not placing them at the front of the line for a $10,000 grant.</p><p>The incentive for schools to raise their dropout age to 18 becomes law&nbsp;on June 25<sup> </sup>and the first 96 schools to approve the measure receive the money. This has led to districts scheduling early morning meetings, but the Kentucky Department of Education’s Nancy Thu, 23 May 2013 21:19:30 +0000 John Null 31752 at http://wkms.org Department of Education Says Midnight Meetings for Dropout Grants Unnecessary Kentucky Halts Standardized Tests Because of Computer Glitches http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-halts-standardized-tests-because-computer-glitches Kentucky has become the most recent state to see problems with the company that administers online&#160; exams in public schools and officials say the problem is of concern as more states move to online testing.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/testtaking.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the beginning of this week, 25 Kentucky school districts have experienced slow or dropped&#160; connections to the online system, making it impossible to complete the ACT Thu, 02 May 2013 16:09:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 31318 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Department Prepares to Release Alternative Schools Data http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-education-department-prepares-release-alternative-schools-data <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education is planning to release data next month on the state’s alternative schools for the first time as they look to improve transparency and accountability for the population the schools serve. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 27017 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Education Department Prepares to Release Alternative Schools Data DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems http://wkms.org/post/doe-commissioner-holliday-visits-all-public-school-systems <p></p><p>The Kentucky Department of Education says Commissioner Terry Holliday has accomplished his goal of visiting schools in all of the Commonwealth’s 174 public school systems. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:32:55 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26890 at http://wkms.org DOE Commissioner Holliday Visits All Public School Systems Kentucky Asks Educators to Submit Comments for New Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-asks-educators-submit-comments-new-science-standards <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The Kentucky Department of Education is asking educators and others to weigh in on new science standards the state will likely adopt sometime this year.</span><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Lucida Grande'"><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Kentucky is one of 26 states that are helping craft the <a href="http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards">Next Generation Science Standards</a> though the leading organization Achieve. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:46:56 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 26737 at http://wkms.org