Kentucky Department of Education

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1:45 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Front Page Sunday 1/6

There are host of issues awaiting Kentucky lawmakers when they get to Frankfort this Tuesday. From industrial hemp and a state-wide health benefits exchange to state pension reform and how student achievement data is used, they have a lot on their plates. We’ll look ahead to the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. We’ll also hear a conversation with Murray Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner about how our region’s healthcare continues to develop, and speak with outgoing Kentucky Education Department Communications Director Lisa Gross to find out how learning in the state has grown over the last three decades.

12:42 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Kentucky Education Restraint and Seclusion Policy Proposal Moves Toward Approval

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 8:53 am

The Kentucky Department of Education’s new restraint and seclusion policy proposal is in the final stages of approval this week and will go before the state’s Administrative Regulatory Review Committee Monday.

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7:05 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Holliday Elected President of National Panel

The head of Kentucky's public schools has been elected to lead a national panel of state school officers. The Kentucky Department of Education says Terry Holliday was named president of the Council of Chief State School Officers' Board of Directors, a nonpartisan group that advocates for public education issues nationwide.

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1:41 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Report Touts Kentucky's Education Data Improvements

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 2:08 pm

A report released Thursday by Washington-based Data Quality Campaign shows Kentucky has made progress in using data to improve student achievement.

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2:34 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Ky. Shares Grant to Improve Teaching Special Needs Students

Kentucky will share a $24 million grant with more than 20 states to improve training for teachers working with children with disabilities. Kentucky will receive more than $1.1 million in the grant’s first year to train teachers to better prepare students with special needs to graduate and pursue either a career or further education. State Department of Education Spokesperson Lisa Gross says there is still a lot of work to do to close the achievement gap between special needs students and those without disabilities. She says,

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11:52 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KDE Announces Nov. 2 Test Score Release Date

Kentucky Department of Education

The Kentucky Department of Education releases state test scores November 2. KDE has warned for months to expect lackluster scores from Kentucky's new public school assessments. Students in the state's 174 school districts took the inaugural Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress tests last spring.

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9:11 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Applications Open for Kentucky Student Council

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Kentucky public school students in grades 10 to 12 who have ideas about how to improve schools and student achievement can apply for appointment to a board that will advise state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.  The Education Department says the Next-Generation Student Council is a yearlong program providing student feedback that also engages student leaders in learning by doing. The group will meet with Holliday and Education Department staff.  Appointments will be based on the applicants' ability to communicate their ideas and goals.

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8:40 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Kentucky Department of Education Introduces App

The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new app allowing iPhone, iPad and iPod users easy access to agency information.The KDE News app is available as a free download. It features department news releases, articles from Kentucky Teacher magazine, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's blog, weekly messages to superintendents and teachers, as well as photos and videos.  The department said it is developing a Windows Mobile version of the app.

K-12 Education
7:38 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Paducah Schools to Hire Homeless Student Coordinator

Paducah Public Schools will use a state grant to hire a full-time coordinator to work with homeless students. 

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K-12 Education
11:23 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Kindergarten Students Could Soon Be Screened For School Readiness

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has contracted with a private company to implement a kindergarten screener program, but the state still needs to approve the regulatory to require all public schools to screen incoming students.

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