Fast Five on Friday

Published: 8/4/2014 11:53 AM

 
 
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  • September 12 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Tentative schedule for assessment and accountability results
    • Kentucky Tech System (KTS) Automation Project
    • Reminder to Register for Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Annual America’s Legislators Back to School Program
    • MSU Craft Academy
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Will Wells, Oldham County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 5 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Final Agenda for the September 11 Superintendents’ Summit
    • Reminder to Register for the Continuous Improvement Summit
    • MSU Craft Academy
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jay Brewer, Dayton Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 29 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Anti-Bullying Resources
    • Remember to Register for the September 11 Superintendents’ Summit
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast Date
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Casey Allen, Ballard County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 22 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reminder of Superintendents’ Summit and Discussion Starters
    • Clarification on Science Testing in 2015
    • Interactive Survey Report from August 5 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Date for Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Report on PGES Validity and Reliability
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Chrissy Jones, Franklin County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 15 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Discussion Starters for the Upcoming Superintendents’ Summit (Superintendents please complete prior to the summit.)
    • Reminder to Do Customer Service Survey
    • Memo Sent to District Auditors Concerning Results of FY 2012-2013 Audit Review
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Donald Shively, Paducah Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 8 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • PPGES in CIITS (EDS) – Response to question from superintendents’ webcast
    • KSBIT information about the objection process
    • Link to recording of the August 5 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Link to recording of the August 7 Kentucky Board of Education meeting
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Kyle Estes, Hancock County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 1 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • First Release of 2014 K-PREP Student Test Data on Monday
    • Next superintendents’ webcast on August 5
    • Registration for the September 11, 2014 Superintendents’ Summit
    • AdvancED – KDE Diagnostic Review Evaluator (Team Member) Application (Attachment)
    • No College=Low Wages report now available online
    • 2014-15 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Schools Certification Form (Attachment)
    • Upcoming Aug. 6-7 KBE Meeting
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jay Simmons, Carlisle County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 25 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reporting requirements for achievement gap due October 1
    • Non-traditional instruction application Q&A
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements
    • Links to agenda and materials for August KBE meeting
    • Next superintendents’ webcast on August 5
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Charles Proffitt, Cloverport Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • July 18 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Commissioner’s KASA Presentation on Effective Teachers/Leaders
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on August 5
    • School Report Card to Open for Verification of Non-Testing Information
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Sam Sanders, LaRue County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 11 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • USED Provides School Counselor Supports
    • Changes to Emergency Plans per SB 8/HB 354; Elements Added to ASSIST (report due Nov. 1)
    • Kentucky FBLA Winners
    • EDS Version 16.0 Released July 8
    • Have you registered for #PGES4Me?
    • 2013-14 Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report Due on or Before July 31
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on August 5
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Joe Tinius, Bowling Green Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 27 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Status of Local District Compulsory Attendance Policies
    • #PGES4ME Update
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Upcoming KBE Meeting on August 6-7
    • Assistance with District Approval of Program Reviews in ASSIST
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Sam Dick, Caverna Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • June 20 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Assistance with District Approval of Program Reviews in ASSIST
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Extension of Deadline for Non-Traditional Instructional Program
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Glen Murphy, Cumberland County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • June 13 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Letter asking for clarification on use of consortia assessment items
    • Schedule for gathering input on possible assessment/accountability changes
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • National Dropout Prevention Conference
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Program goes statewide
    • New guidance for District of Innovation applications
    • Recalibration Webinars for district administrators and principals
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Mary Ann Gemmill, Christian County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • June 6 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Links to recording of and materials for June 4 KBE meeting
    • Implementation of World Language Program Review to Begin in High Schools in 2014-15
    • Planning and Professional Development Grants for World Language/Global Competency Programs
    • Other Professionals Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (OPGES) Update
    • Sign up for “#PGES4Me” now in PD Planner
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Requests Link to Survey be Shared with All School District Employees
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Kathy Fields, Jessamine County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • May 30 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • ACT ASPIRE Communication Coming from ACT, Inc.
    • Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools II is now available!
    • Important Change for Digital Learning
    • PGES Calibration and Teachscape
    • Save the Date: #PGES4Me July 21
    • #PGES4Me Video
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Paul Mullins, Garrard County
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Requests Link to Survey be Shared with All School District Employees
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • May 23 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • ACT EXPLORE and ACT PLAN in Kentucky
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Requests Link to Survey be Shared with All School District Employees
    • Link to Materials for June 4 KBE Meeting
    • Interim Federal Final Rule Regarding Smart Snacks (4 attachments)
    • Community Eligibility Provision: Is it right for you?
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Mike Howard, Harlan County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • May 16 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Report from the Interactive Survey Administered During the April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Upcoming June 4 KBE Meeting
    • Nominations for the Joseph W. Kelly Award Due May 19
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jim Frank, Green County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • May 9 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • OCR’s Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance
    • Panelists on Education Matters Discussed PGES
    • State Testing is Ramping Up
    • Digitally Enhanced Instruction, Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps (Attachment)
    • ACT changes calculator guidelines for Compass tests
    • AdvanceKentucky applications now being accepted
    • Next-Generation Science Standards update
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jerry Green, Pikeville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • May 2 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Recalibration for Principals for PGES 2014-15
    • 2014 ISLN/KLA Joint Summer Conference
    • PowerPoint for and Link to Recording of the April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • No Superintendents’ Webcast in May
    • Textbook Guidance for 2014-15/2015-16 Textbook Allocation
    • Summer Reading Resources
    • Effectively using staff make-up days: Let’s TALK Conference
    • New Eligibility Requirement for Kentucky State-Funded Preschool: Guidance for School Districts
    • 2014 Regular Session – Summary of Enacted Legislation
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Keith Davis, Bullitt County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • April 25 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Criteria for Early Graduation from High School
    • Reminder of Opportunity to Provide Feedback on KDE’s ESEA Draft Waiver Extension Submission
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on April 30 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
    • Nominations for the Joseph W. Kelly Award Requested
    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Social Studies – Writing Team Members Sought
    • New Eligibility Requirements for Preschool
    • Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools Sessions Available
    • Kentucky Board of Education Reviews the Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (SPGES)
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Coy Samons, Paintsville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • April 11 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • EDS: Summative Evaluation Tool
    • Link to Recording of April 8-9, KBE Meeting
    • Report from the Interactive Survey Administered During March 28 Superintendents Webcast
    • One-Stop-Shop of Resources for 2014-15 PGES Implementation
    • Southern Regional Education Board’s Report on Career and Technical Education in Kentucky
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on April 30 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
    • KBE Reviews the Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Lewis Carter of Monroe County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
     
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  • April 4 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • 2014-16 Budget Update
    • Extension of Submission Date for Program Reviews
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST; Spring 2014 Support and Instructions
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • Opting out of CCSS and testing is not an option
    • More Resources to Get the Facts Out About the Common Core
    • Effectively Using Staff Make-up Days: Fun with PGES
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Lana Fryman, Bourbon County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • March 28 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Update on SB 97 Compliance and Reminder About Purpose of Dropout Grants to the First 96 Adopters
    • KBE April 8-9 Agenda and Meeting Materials Now Available (Discussion on high school testing issues staff note is on April 8 agenda as item IV.)
    • Effectively Using Staff Make-Up Days: PD 360
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jim Palm, Southgate Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of March 24, 2014
  • March 21 2014


    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Effectively Using Staff Make-up Days: Let’s TALK Conference
    • K-3 Program Review Implementation Support Modules Now Available!
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System FAQ Document
    • Updated Important Due Dates For Superintendents Document Posted
    • i3 Grant Announcement - Real Priority & Blog Post
    • Topics for Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Kelly Sprinkles, Knox County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of March 17, 2014
  • March 14 2014

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    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
     
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System Resources and Timeline
    • Senate Education Meeting on SB 224
    • Kentucky Board of Education Meets on April 8 and 9
    • Announcing Four Kentucky Center Academies for Arts Integration in July 2014
    • Poll for Superintendents on the World Language Program Review (Superintendents only asked complete this by March 19)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast March 28
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Sean Horne, Russell Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of March 10, 2014
  • March 7 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • 2014 ACT Testing and Inclement Weather
    • FY14 Project Lead the Way RFAs (Deadline extended)
    • 2013-2014 Final SEEK Calculation
    • Release of REL AP Kentucky Report
    • Interactive Survey Results From the February 24 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast March 28
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • Best Practices Website Now Even Better
    • Guidance on Completion of Superintendent Evaluation Report
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Terry Hayes, Pineville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of March 3, 2014
  • February 28 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five, you will find articles on the following:
     
    • College/career-readiness
    • Districts of Innovation, Assessments and Accountability
    • World Language Program Review
    • SREB Report on Career and Technical Education
    • Link to Recording of and PowerPoint for the Feb. 24 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Another district raises compulsory school attendance age
    • Legislative Update, Week of February 24, 2014
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Charlotte Bernard, Clinton County
  • February 21 2014


    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Economic Development Resource and Reminder of World Language Program Review Timeline
    • Approved Federal Teacher Shortage Areas
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon School Award Winners
    • Kentucky County Profiles 2014-15 Now Available
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast Feb. 24, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Lisa McCane, Augusta Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of February 17, 2014

  • February 14 2014

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Number of Districts Complying with SB 97 Increases to 142 (Attachment)
    • School Calendar Guidelines
    • Request to Complete One-Minute Survey on School Safety Topics Districts Would Find Useful
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast Scheduled for February 24, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
    • Reminder on Steps to Complete for the Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST during Spring Semester 2014
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Scott Howard, Butler County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of February 10, 2014 (Attachment)
     
  • February 7 2014


    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Grand Lodge of Kentucky Supporting Participation in Operation Preparation Again This Year (Attachments)
    • Val-Ed 360° Spring Administration for PPGES; New Scheduling Option Offered
    • Highlights from the Feb. 5 KBE Meeting
    • Use of Kindergarten Readiness Data (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Digital Learning Guidelines
    • AP Exams and College Board Update
    • One-Minute Survey on School Safety Topics Districts Would Find Useful
    • Results from Interactive Survey Administered During the January 27 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Jonathan Jett, Perry County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of February 3, 2014 (Attachments)

  • January 31 2014

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    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • PGES Student Voice Survey (Video Series Support)
    • Updated Information on Where to Send Complaints on Propane Supply Issues (New hotline phone number; Attachment))
    • Kentucky Digital Learning Guidelines
    • Letter Withdrawing Kentucky from the PARCC Consortium (Attachment)
    • Legislative Activity for Week of January 27 – 31, 2014
    • KBE meeting on Feb. 5th
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Owens Saylor, Daviess County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • January 24 2014


    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • PGES Checklist
    • Superintendents’ Webcast on Monday (3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET)
    • School Calendar and Weather-Related Closures
    • Governor’s Announcement of Kindergarten Readiness Data
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Tamara Smith, Fulton Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update, Week of January 21-24, 2014 (3 attachments)

  • January 17 2014


    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Federal appropriations update (2 attachments)
    • Art and Essay Contest Celebrates Governor’s Mansion Centennial (Will be sent to teachers this afternoon)
    • Technical Assistance on CDIPs and CSIPs
    • Letter to PGES Points of Contact (1 attachment)
    • Topics for Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Mike Borchers, Ludlow Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • January 10 2014

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    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Next superintendents’ webcast
    • Legislative calendar and other information
    • Reminder on the Read to Achieve RFA
    • Save the Date for the TALK Conference (Attachment)
    • Dear Colleague Letter on school discipline from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice
    • Preparing for the Student Voice Survey within the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES)
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Barry Anderson, Grayson County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • December 20 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Kentucky Receives $44.3 Million for Early Childhood
    • KVEC Chosen to Receive Race to the Top District Grant
    • Federal Budget Deal Reached
    • Results of Interactive Survey from the Dec. 13 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Operation Preparation Update
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Kenny Bell, Wolfe County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • December 13 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Inquiries about Read to Achieve Grant Application
    • Call for Reviewers for Read to Achieve Grant
    • Budget Letter to Gov. Beshear, Representative Stumbo and Senator Stivers
    • Commissioner’s KASS Presentation and Update on Education Progress Handout
    • Congressional Budget Deal
    • SREB Commission Focuses on Career and Technical Education
    • Dec. 20 CSIP/CDIP Deadline
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Josh Powell, Montgomery County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • December 6 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Commissioner’s Evaluation and Goals for 2013-14
    • DACs Begin Quality Control
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Due in ASSIST Dec. 20
    • PGES Webcasts
    • Reminder of the Dec. 13 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Links to Recording of the Dec. 4 KBE meeting and its materials
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring David Lester, Pike County
    • This Week’s Commissioner’s Blog
  • November 22 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Intervention Tab in Infinite Campus
    • Program Reviews
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Due in ASSIST Dec. 20
    • Operation Preparation, March 2014 (Note: Must complete survey found below to indicate intent to participate)
    • KBE December agenda
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Linda Zellich, Hopkins County
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on December 13, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST
    • Commissioner’s Blog
     
  • November 15 2013

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:


    • Update on KBE/KDE Budget Request for FY 15 and FY 16
    • Teacher Survey on Common Core (will send to teachers today)
    • Results of Interactive Survey from the Nov. 6 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on Dec. 13, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
    • KET’s Education Matters Features Education Triumphing Over Poverty
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Ron Livingood, Grant County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • November 8 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Press release from Public Protection Cabinet on KSBIT
    • Feedback Requested as KDE Prepares Application for Renewal of Kentucky’s ESEA Wavier (Attachment)
    • Office 365 for Education and Lync Online (Note:  Best Practice Quick Reference Guide)
    • Top Ten Districts and Schools with Highest CCR Rates and the Highest One Year’s Growth in CCR Rates
    • Link to Recording of and PowerPoint for the Nov. 6 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Waiver request to be sent to USED to extend availability of FY 2011 SIG funds for Cohort Two Schools; Feedback Requested by Nov. 14 (Attachment)
    • Superintendent Spotlight Featuring Nancy Waldrop, McCracken County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Save the Date for the Let’s TALK Conference
  • November 1 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

     

    • Safe Schools Report Due Today (Check to see if your district has submitted; contact Tom Edgett at thomas.edgett@education.ky.gov if you need any assistance or call him at (502) 564-4772 (office) or (859) 533-7838 (cell)
    • Documentation required by 704 KAR 7:160, The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion
    • 2013 High School Feedback Report (Opportunity to review report and provide feedback)
    • Moving Forward with Program Review (PR) Data
    • Minority Superintendent Internship Program Accepting Applications
    • Nominations Sought for Dr. Samuel Robinson Award (Attachment)
    • Superintendents’ Webcast on November 6
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Ed McNeel, Corbin Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog for This Week
  • October 25 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
      • Kentucky Selected to Join Network for Transforming Educator Preparation
      • Next Superintendents’ Webcast (Nov. 6, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET)
      • Data on Home School Students (Attachment)
      • Superintendent Spotlight Featuring Donna Hargens (Attachment)
      • Safe Schools Report Reminder
      • Informational/Training Sessions for Continuous Improvement Planning (Attachment)
      • Redbook Clarification on Cakewalks
      • This Week’s Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 18 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP) 2014 Information
    • Interventions Custom Tab in Infinite Campus
    • 2014 Teacher of the Year Selected
    • Public Release of Program Review Data Delayed
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast (Nov. 6, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET)
    • America Achieves
    • Superintendent Spotlight Featuring Steve Butcher, Pulaski County
    • This Week’s Blog: State Assisted/Managed Districts
  • October 11 2013

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    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Results of interactive survey from the Oct. 2 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Link to materials for and recording of the Oct. 8 KBE meeting
    • Clarification from KHSAA on post-game handshake issue
    • Update on districts adopting a policy to raise the compulsory school age to 18
    • Superintendent Spotlight featuring Kim Harrison, Graves County
    • Commissioner’s blog this week
  • October 4 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Correction to Misconception on the New Science Standards (no delay in implementation of the new science standards; delay will be the science assessments/use for accountability)
    • Current Status of the Federal Shutdown
    • Important information for public employees on health insurance (KEHP vs. kynect) (Two attachments)
    • Clarification on PGES Goal in ASSIST relative to CDIPs/CSIPs
    • New Webpage and Link to the Resources for the Superintendent Evaluation Report
    • Reminder of Link to the Follow-up Document from the September 5th Superintendents’ Summit
    • Link to Recording of Oct. 2 Superintendents’ Webcast (One attachment)
    • Superintendent Spotlight Featuring Anthony Orr, Nelson County (One attachment)
    • This Week’s Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 27 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
     
      • Time Magazine Common Core Story
      • Op-Ed from Governor Beshear and Commissioner Holliday on Common Core in Response to a Previously-Released Lane Report Opinion Piece (Attachment)
      • Superintendent ASSIST Tool Resources Coming Soon
      • Watch for September 5th Superintendents’ Summit Question and Answer Document and  Executive Summary in Monday E-mail
      • How to Receive EILA Credit for the Sept. 5th Superintendents’ Summit
      • Next Superintendents’ Webcast (Oct. 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon ET)
      • Superintendent Spotlight Featuring Steve Gilmore, Ashland Independent
      • Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 20 2013

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    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:

    • PPGES’ Use of VAL-ED 360 – Basic Information (1 attachment)
    • KDE Highlights the “Best Practices” of Schools and Districts
    • Clarification on Gap Data Due in ASSIST by October 1
    • How to Receive EILA Credit for the Sept. 5 Superintendents’ Summit
    • Thanks to KASS for Support of Superintendents’ Professional Development
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Mike LaFavers, Boyle County (picture attached)
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast
  • February 22 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Update on My Voice Issues
    • Follow-up Letter to KSBA Executive Director Bill Scott With Additional KSBIT Questions
    • Results of Survey on EOC Percents for Use in Final Grade
    • KY K-12 Successfully Transitions to Microsoft Office 365
    • Next Week is the Monthly Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Commissioner’s Blog This Week
    • Legislative Update
  • February 15 2013

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Revised “Important Due Dates for Superintendents” Document on KDE Website
    • Guidance on Restraint and Seclusion
    • Commissioner’s Op-Ed Piece
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on Feb. 26
    • Commissioner’s Blog Asking Superintendents to Contact Legislators on HB180
    • Information from KTRS on Senate Bill 144
    • Legislative Update

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