Kentucky Board of Education

Sports
4:04 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Kentucky BOE To Consider Organizing Middle School Athletics

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The Kentucky Board of Education will soon reconsider its policies governing middle school athletics. A legislative task force crafted final recommendations this week, which include many policies already in place at the high school level.

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Education
8:21 am
Wed October 10, 2012

1 in 4 Ky Children Ready for Kindergarten

Preliminary data presented to the Kentucky Board of Education shows just one in four children in the Commonwealth are ready for kindergarten. Next year all 174 school districts will be required to have kindergarten screening. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says he expects the number of children not ready to start school will increase then. Associate Commissioner Felicia Smith says fewer than 110 districts participated in this year’s screening, representing 34,500 children. The tests assess the whole child, including social and emotional development.

Morning Cram
9:37 am
Fri August 10, 2012

the morning cram [the next big thing edition]

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From NPR: Curiosity is (somewhat) safe on mars and NPR explores the high pressure environment of mission control as the rover touched down. 

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Education
8:33 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Kentucky Board of Ed Changes Restraint Regulations

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The Kentucky Board of Education has approved a new regulation to limit the use of certain disciplinary actions in schools that involve physically restraining or secluding children. The approval came Thursday at the board's meeting in Frankfort. The regulation calls for using restraint or seclusion only if a child's behavior poses a danger of serious physical harm, and says the actions should be avoided. The board also agreed to retain David Karem as chairman for the next 12 months.

Education
11:42 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Holliday Given Contract Extension

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The Kentucky Board of Education unanimously agreed to award Commissioner Terry Holliday a four-year extension of his contract Wednesday.

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