Kentucky Board of Education


A west Kentucky man has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve on the state Board of Education. 

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  A state representative has pre-filed a bill that would allow home school and private school students to play sports in their local public school districts.

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The Kentucky Board of Education conducted its first review Wednesday of applicants looking to become the next commissioner of education.

After a closed session, the board voted to ask the search firm for additional information on 15 candidates from in-state and out of state. The first interviews for the post will be conducted in Louisville August 14-15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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