Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky has become the most recent state to see problems with the company that administers online  exams in public schools and officials say the problem is of concern as more states move to online testing.

Since the beginning of this week, 25 Kentucky school districts have experienced slow or dropped  connections to the online system, making it impossible to complete the ACT End of Course Exam.

Ky. Department of Education

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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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