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Kentucky Department of Education officials continue to seek public comment on developing a new school accountability system.  A 12th opportunity, in the form of a virtual town hall meeting, is scheduled for tonight

Allison Crawford

Education professionals from across western Kentucky attended the Kentucky Department of Education’s final Town Hall Meeting on developing a new school accountability system last night in Murray. The 11 meetings are in response to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which gives state and local authorities more control when it comes to overseeing school performance.

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The Kentucky Department of Education is hosting town hall meetings as the state begins developing a new accountability system. Congress recently reauthorized the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts much of the responsibility for schools from the federal government to the state. 

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Kentucky’s Special Education Teacher of the Year is from Muhlenberg North Middle School in Greenville.

The Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children and the Kentucky Department of Education named Kelly Teague as the recipient of this year’s award.

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Kentucky’s new education commissioner starts work later this month. Stephen Pruitt says he wants to continue the strides the state has made over the years in improving college and career readiness.

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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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After more than five years at the helm of the Kentucky Department of Education, Commissioner Terry Holliday has announced plans to retire. 

At the state Board of Education meeting in Frankfort Wednesday, board chairman Roger Marcum, read a letter from Holliday.

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The Kentucky Department of Education is touting the state’s graduation rate during the 2012-2013 school year, which was above the national average.

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Kentucky School districts are bracing for a mid-year state funding cut totaling nearly $8 million.

The cut is relatively small given the state’s $2.9 billion K-12 budget. 

Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner Hirem Desai says the cuts are due to mostly higher than projected attendance which despite the funding cut, is a good thing. 

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Kentucky educators are experimenting with possible changes to the state’s high school diploma.

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