Fast Five on Friday

Published: 10/6/2015 1:23 PM

 
 
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  • March 18 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Registration for the May 2, 2016, Superintendents’ Summit
    • Town Hall Schedule
    • Superintendent’s Webcast
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Rob Clayton, Warren County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Our Children, Our Commonwealth”
    • Legislative Update
  • March 11 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Town Hall Schedule
    • Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Aaron Collins, Fulton County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Accountability that promotes what’s best for students”
    • Legislative Update, Week of March 7-11, 2016
  • March 4 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Invitation to Education Town Hall Meetings: How does Kentucky define school success? (Please disseminate the flier widely; Link to flier provided below)
    • Operation Preparation – March 2016
    • Summative Evaluation Resources for PGES Now Available!
    • Title I, Part A, Reallocations Now Posted
    • Upcoming Brigance K-Screen Training of Trainer Sessions
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Robbie Fletcher, Lawrence County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “How do Kentuckians define school success?”
  • February 26 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Updated KDE Programs and Services Guide for Use by Schools and Districts (Attachment)
    Superintendents’ Summit Scheduled for May 2
    Recess Time Guidance
    REMINDER:  Alternative Programs of Distinction Nominations Due Feb. 29
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Taylora Schlosser, Marion County
    Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Making good on the Commonwealth Commitment”
  • February 19 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • For Districts Utilizing Infinite Campus for Student Voice Surveys
    • Save the Date Flyer: TALK Conference
    • 2016 Announcement on KDE International Teachers Programs
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Karen Hatter, Lincoln County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “If you are from Frankfort, bring evidence”
    • Legislative Activity, Week of February 15-19, 2016
  • February 12 2016

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Verification of School and District Profile Data for School Report Card – ACTION REQUIRED
    Updates for Alternative Programs of Distinction Nominations
    Certified Evaluation Plans Due May 15
    Save the Date Flyer: TALK Conference
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Patricia Sheffer, Union County
    Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Love Teaching”
    Legislative Update, Week of February 8-12, 2016
  • February 5 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, this week you will find ten articles on the following:
    • Link to Recording of February 3 Kentucky Board of Education Meeting
    • Results of the Interactive Survey from the January 28 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • A Spotlight on Novice Reduction
    • Nominations Sought for Exemplary A5/A6 Programs
    • Save the Date for the 2016 Persistence to Graduation Summit!
    • Student Voice Update
    • Student Voice Question-Level Report Available February 11 - New!
    • Legislative Activity, Week of February 1-5, 2016
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Keith Look, Danville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Need inspiration? Visit a Kentucky public school”
  • January 29 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Proposed 2017-2018 Governor’s Budget
    • PowerPoint for and Link to the January 28 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • February is Gifted Education in Kentucky Month
    • Annual Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Due to KDE by May 1
    • Division for Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) Guidance
    • Reminder for New Evaluators of Certified Personnel (The last available training for 2015-16 is February 2-3 at the KASA Training Center in Frankfort.)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Sherry Horsley, Greenup County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Do not give in to despair”
    • Legislative Update, Week of January 25-19, 2016
  • January 22 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Links to State of K-12 Education in the Commonwealth Address, Related Report and Press Release
    • Kentucky Board of Education Meeting Materials for February 3 Available
    • 2016 Project Lead The Way (Biomedical and Engineering) RFA
    • 2016 Energy Technology RFA
    • 2016 Equipment Assistance (Round 2) RFA
    • Review of Trainings by KDE to Meet Requirements of SB 119 (2015)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Dennis Davis, Mercer County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Equity, Achievement, Integrity”
  • January 15 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Kentucky’s Hybrid Teacher Leaders on Special Assignment
    • ILP Training Workshops
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Bias/Sensitivity and Content Reviews (Attachment)
    • Legislative Update
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Harvey Tackett, Bath County
  • January 8 2016

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Legislative Update
    • Update on Student Voice Survey
    • Every Student Succeeds Act Update
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County
    • Commissioner’s Blog – “A new year, a new day”:   http://kyedcommisioner.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-new-year-new-day.html
  • December 18 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • 2016 National Professional Development Grant Competition Available to Support Educators of English Learners
    • 2015-2016 SEEK Projected Shortfall (Attachment)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on January 28
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Sanford Holbrook, Robertson County
    • Commissioner’s Blog:  “It really is a wonderful life”
  • December 11 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • ESEA Reauthorization; Impact on State Goals and CDIPs and CSIPs
    • Reminder of Opportunity for Students Regarding Hour of Code
    • Links to Recordings of the December 9 Kentucky Board of Education Meeting
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Stanley Holbrook, Magoffin County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “A banner week for education”
  • December 4 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Kentucky Board of Education to Meet December 9
    • KCSS Terroristic Threatening in the Schools Workshop
    • Program Review Task Force Named
    • Notice to Districts and Schools Regarding Change to 703 KAR 5:070: Please Cease Practice of Student-Initiated Accommodations Immediately
    • Register now for the Next Persistence to Graduation Webinar!
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Patrick Waddell, Edmonson County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Board of education members critical to future of public education”
  • November 20 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Save the Date for the Next Persistence to Graduation Webinar! (December 11)
    • Education Department Announces New Guidance to Help Students with Disabilities as Part of 40th Anniversary of IDEA Law
    • Child Count Report Submission Date Extended Until January 8, 2016
    • Dropping Back In: Never Give Up (Airs on KET December 15, 11:00 a.m.)
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Randy McCarty, Muhlenberg County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “Every Child Achieves”
  • November 13 2015

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Updated School Report Cards (SCR) Available November 13 (Attachment)
    Safe Schools Report Available on KDE Website
    Fiscal Year 2016 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program Application (Attachment)
    Safe Schools Report Requirements for CSIP
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Travis Huber, Gallatin County
    Commissioner’s Blog titled “Eliminating the Opportunity Gap”​
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  • November 6 2015

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Middle School CCR Goal in CSIP for 2015-16
    Results of Interactive Survey Administered During the October 29 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    Further Clarification on Arts Career Pathways (Attachment) 
    Dr. Samuel Robinson Award Nominations Due November 19 (Attachment) 
    Math Design Collaborative Workshop Registration
    Title II, Part A Final Allocations Released
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Terry Hayes, McLean County (Attachment)
    Commissioner’s Blog: “Be proud of who you are”
       
  • October 30 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Link to Recording of and PowerPoint for the October 29 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Median Student Growth Percentiles (MSGP) Available for Review in Infinite Campus
    • Equitable Access to Effective Educators Regional Work Sessions - Last Scheduled Regional Session
    • Student Voice Window Update and Implementation Guide
    • Educator Development Suite (EDS) to be Updated October 30th
    • Kentucky’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Russ Tilford, Lyon County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “A tough, yet passionate bunch, and thoughts about testing”

  • October 23 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on October 29
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series
    • Resource Guide to Support Undocumented Students
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Paul Christy, Clark County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Kentucky’s commitment to education unsurpassed”
  • October 16 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast October 29
    • Important Information for December 1 Child Count (Attachment)
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series (November 13 deadline)
    • Novice Reduction Regional Workshop Information and Registration
    • Update on Arts Pathways and Assessments
    • kyhealthnow School Health Recognition Event
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Randall Jackson, Allen County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 9 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Link to Recording of October 6 KBE Meeting Available
    • Global Learning Opportunity for Educators
    • Joint Federal Letter on Chronic Absenteeism
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Doug Bennett, Laurel County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 2 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Kentucky Board of Education Meets on October 6
    Districts of Innovation Application Deadline
    Release of the Novice Reduction for Gap Closure Web Pages
    KDE Seeking Individuals to Serve on Teacher Tribunals
    School Readiness Summit Invitation (Attachment)
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Michael Ford, Russell County 
    Interim Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 25 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    Infinite Campus Intervention Tab Update
    Kentucky Board of Education to Meet October 6
    Dual Credit as a Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Strategy
    Equity Access to Effective Educators Regional Work Sessions
    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Elmer Thomas, Madison County
    Interim Commissioner’s Blog​
     
  • September 11 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • KDE’s Equity Plan officially approved by USED
    • New Superintendents for 2015-16
    • KDE Customer Service Survey – Please complete by end of September
    • 12 Kentucky Schools Receive the 2015 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award (Attachment)
    • $1,000 Opportunity for Eight School Districts – October 15 Deadline
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Robert Storer, Walton-Verona Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 4 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Interactive Survey Results from the August 19th Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Infinite Campus Software Release Coming in Next Few Days
    • Reminder: September 17th Superintendents’ Summit Postponed
    • Novice Reduction Initiative
    • Global Competency/World Language Program Review Update
    • Federal Guidance on Equity
    • KDE Seeking Individuals to Serve on Teacher Tribunals
    • Reporting Requirements for Achievement Gap Due – October 1 (Corrected Contact Information)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Larry Warren, Barbourville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 28 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Correction on Date for Corbin Global Symposium (Corrected flyer attached)
    • Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Recess/Physical Education Study – Elementary School Principals Asked to Complete
    Survey
    • Free Fall ILP Trainings for District/School Administrators, Teachers and Counselors
    • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) – Link to Application Included
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Kevin Hub, Logan County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 21 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Link to Recording of August 19 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Dr. Tommy Floyd Retiring
    • Call for AdvancED Diagnostic Review Team Members (Attachments)
    • Does your District Have a Culture of Innovation?
    • Visible Learning Event on October 15 (Attachment)
    • SB 97 Support – Join Professional Learning Community
    • Equity Tab in School Report Card – Two Skype Sessions Held Next Week
    • New Request for Proposals (RFP) to be issued for Improved Broadband Access
    • Registration Now Open for Upcoming Kentucky Global Symposia! (Attachments)
    • District Student Voice Point of Contact (POC) Requested
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Gary Wiseman, Paris Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 14 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Superintendents’ Webcast on August 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET – PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR
    • Schools Selected for 2015-2016 Program Review Audit (Corrected List of Schools; Corrections in Blue Font)
    • Data Entry and Verification Deadlines Extended – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Recess/Physical Education Survey - ACTION REQUIRED OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
    • Growth Factor Report (Attachment)
    • Equity Tab in School Report Card
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Robin Cochran, Washington County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 7 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reminder for new evaluators of certified personnel (Action Item; Required Training for New Evaluators)
    • Restructuring of the Ten Workforce Area Development Boards Occurring (Contact County Judge Executive if Interested)
    • Links to Videos of Kentucky Board of Education Meeting Available
    • Hold September 17 for Superintendents’ Summit – Go Ahead and Register Using the Link Below
    • Program Review Audit Process Regional Training Opportunities
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Rick Ross, Mason County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 31 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Time Set for First Release of 2015 K-PREP Student Test Data
    • Important to Double Check Graduation Rate and College- and Career-Ready Rate Data (Note: This data is to be checked in mid-August.)
    • Novice Reduction for Gap Closure (Worksheet now also attached in Word)
    • 2015-16 Early Learning Leadership Networks (ELLNs) Gearing Up
    • Updated “Important Due Dates for Superintendents” Document Available Online
    • Hold September 17 for Superintendents’ Summit – Go Ahead and Register Using the Link Below
    • Program Review Audit Process Regional Training Opportunities
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Kirk Biggerstaff, Cumberland County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 24 2015

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Hold September 17 for Superintendents’ Summit – Go Ahead and Register Using the Link Below
    • Program Review Audit Process Regional Training Opportunities
    • School Readiness Toolbox/Video Available
    • Online Training Now Available: Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention
    • Next Kentucky Board of Education Meeting August 5-6
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Leonard Whalen, Dawson Springs Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 17 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • School Readiness Toolbox/Video Available
    • Online Training Now Available:  Positive Behavior in Schools III:  Bully Prevention
    • School Report Card to Open for Verification of Non-Testing Information (Note deadlines below)
    • Reporting requirements for Achievement Gap due October 1
    • 2014-15 Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report Due on or before July 31 (See attachment)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring: Andy Dotson, Harrison County  
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • JULY 10 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Program Review Audit Pilot Report (See attachment)
    • Reporting requirements for achievement gap due October 1
    • 2014-15 Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report due on or before July 31 (See attachment)
    • ASSIST updates and access
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight featuring Kelly Middleton, Newport Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 26 2015

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Results of District Decisions on Use of EDS in 2015-16 (Attachment)
    • KDE Seeking Feedback on Revised Draft Social Studies Standards
    • Next Kentucky Board of Education Meeting on August 5-6
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Tim Bobrowski, Owsley County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 19 2015

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • At-Large Member Sought for KSB Advisory Board
    • Final FAFSA Data
    • Commissioner’s Position Posted
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight
    • Commissioner’s Blog (will return next Friday)

  • June 12 2015

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    •    Reminder of EDS Notification from Superintendents Due to KDE June 15 (Action Requested)
    •    Update on Commissioner’s Search
    •    Summer Learning Camp Notification Due by June 19
    •    Guidance for SB 97 Communication
    •    Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Alan Reed, Adair County
    •    Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 5 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reminder of EDS Notification from Superintendents Due to KDE June 15 (Action Requested)
    • SREB’s College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference, July 13-15
    • Continuous Improvement Summit, September 21-22
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together Simulcast (Registration Available)
    • Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bullying Prevention Online Training Available July 15
    • Link to Recording of the June 2-3 Kentucky Board of Education Meeting
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight – Larry Coldiron, Raceland-Worthington Independent
    (Note correction: In the superintendent’s spotlight on Breckinridge Co. that ran May 22, a key word was left out. In the latest state assessments, the district ranked in the top 11th percentile, not the 11th percentile as previously indicated. We apologize for the error.
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • May 29 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bullying Prevention Online Training Available July 15
    • Kentucky Safe Schools and Communities Conference on June 15-16
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together Simulcast
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • May 22 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • World Language/Global Competency Program Review Survey
    • CCR for Students Participating in Alternate Assessment
    • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) – Time to Enter Local Data!
    • Opportunity to Provide Input on the KBE’s Working Draft of the Characteristics
    for the Next Commissioner
    • KET Program on Monday Focuses on Early Literacy
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • May 15 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Embargoed Release of TELL Kentucky Data for Schools and Districts
    • Opportunity to Provide Input on the KBE’s Working Draft of the Characteristics for the Next Commissioner
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together
    • GRREC PGES Summit 2015
    • National Academy Foundation (NAF) College and Career Readiness Initiative
    • FAFSA Completion Data
    • Behavior Institute – Still Time to Register
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Marganna Stanley, Henderson County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • May 8 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Many Standards/Content Area Webpages Have Moved (Attachment)
    • Interactive Survey Results from the April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Reminder to Superintendents to Complete Survey on CIITS (Deadline May 15, Close of Business)
    • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Review
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Carl Potter, Elliott County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • May 1 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Link to Recording of and PowerPoint for the April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Register for the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Final Complete Legislative Summary (Attachment)
    • Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps: Digital Symposium 2015
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together Simulcast
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together Commercial Contest
    • Activating Teacher Leadership Institute
    • PGES Toolkit Free to Districts
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • April 24 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Request for Principals to Complete Survey on Arts Education Programs (Deadline April 30)
    • Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review (Also will be sent to teachers today)
    • Re-designed Academy for Integration of Arts and Literacy (Deadline to Apply May 8)
    • Non-traditional Instructional Program (Deadline to apply May 1 for newly participating districts and May 15 for currently participating districts)
    • April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast (Will include important information on the future of CIITS and how you can provide feedback on this issue)
    • CIITS Usage Reports Now Available (Need to review your district’s data prior to April 30 Superintendent’s Webcast)
    New Links to Motivational Videos from UK Basketball Players
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Terri Cox-Cruey, Kenton County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
     
  • April 17 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review (includes link to standards and timeline for extended review and approval process)
    • CIITS Usage Reports Now Available
    • Spanish Language Teachers Available – Critical Shortage Area
    • U.S. Secretary of Education to Visit Louisville
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on April 30
    • 2015 Superintendents’ Summit
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Boyd Randolph, Somerset Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • April 10 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Prichard Committee Report on Early Childhood Collaboration
    • Behavior Institute 2015
    • TELL Kentucky Survey Participation
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast April 30
    • 2015 Superintendents’ Summit
    • Updated FAFSA completion numbers for Kentucky high school seniors
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Randall Christopher, Estill County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • April 3 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Retirement Announced (Attachment)
    • Guidance for Districts on Electronic Cigarettes
    • Update on TELL Survey
    • Effectively Using Staff Make-up Days: Let’s TALK Conference
    • Non-Traditional Instructional Program
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Tony Sergent, Letcher County
    • Commissioner’s Blog (Features why this week’s approval of the four-year ESEA waiver by USED is important)
  • March 27 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey Open Through March 31 – ACTION REQUESTED
    • Revised High School Feedback Reports Are Available for Review – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Interactive Survey Report from the March 19 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on April 30 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.ET
    • KBE Meeting April 1
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Deatrah Barnett, Morgan County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • March 20 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • PowerPoint for Gathering Feedback on CIITS (Last Attachment) - ACTION REQUESTED
    • Link to Recording of Yesterday’s Superintendents’ Webcast (Second Attachment)
    • School-Based Certified Personnel Encouraged to TELL Kentucky
    • Updated Responses from the Superintendents’ Summit (First Attachment)
    • U.S. Department of Education Guidance and Resources on Measles (Third Attachment)
    • Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps: Digital Symposium 2015
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Trent Lovett, Marshall County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Activity for Week of March 16
  • March 13 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Request for Additional SEEK and Response from State Budget Director
    • Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps: Digital Symposium 2015
    • 2015 Kentucky Center Arts Integration Academies for June and July; DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 17th
    • Survey on Annual District Determinations Under IDEA
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on March 19, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Nannette Johnston, Hardin County
  • March 6 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Face-to-Face Training on Model 5.0 Certified Evaluation Plan Now Available
    • Legal Update: Local Decisions Regarding Transgender Students and Use of School Facilities
    • Title I, Part A, Reallocations Now Posted
    • KDE to Apply for School Improvement Grant
    • Interactive Survey Report from the February 24 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Grissom Award Nominations Sought – March 12 Deadline (Attachment)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Marion Sowders, Casey County
  • February 27 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Implementation of SB 200 by the Administrative Office of the Courts
    • Link to Recording of February 24 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Deadline for PGES District Capacity Building Support Series Applications Friday, March 6
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey Preparations
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring D. Sean Howard, Glasgow Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update
  • February 20 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • School Calendar Options Due to Inclement Weather
    • KSB/KSD Transportation Information for Residential Students – Note contact numbers if you have questions; pass on to transportation directors and/or special ed directors, if appropriate.
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey Preparations
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Vicki Jones, East Bernstadt
    • Commissioner’s Blog
    • Legislative Update
  • February 13 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Are your students completing the FAFSA?
    • School Districts Finalize Plans for Operation Preparation 2015
    • Updated FAQ on Implementation of SB 97 (Raising the dropout age to 18)
    • KDE Looking for Best Practices
    • #PGES4ME-Save the Date
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Brock Walter, Boyd County
    • Commissioner’s Blog – KDE Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd, Guest Blogger
  • February 6 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “A Delicate Balancing Act” – Clarifies the challenge that the KBE and KDE have with balancing support and compliance monitoring
    • Link to Recording of and Press Release about the February 4 KBE Meeting
    • KBE Passes Kentucky Rising Resolution
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series Application
    • PPGES Video Resource to Assist with using the new site tool in CIITS/EDS – Corrected link to video
    • #PGES4ME Save the Date
    • February 9 Webinar on Increasing the Number of National Board Candidates in Districts
    • Legislative Update, Week of February 2-6, 2015
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring John Millay, Meade County
  • January 30 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Great Celebration Event on SB 97
    • Interactive Survey Report from January 22, 2015, Superintendents’ Webcast
    • SB 200 Implementation
    • FAFSA Season Moves into High Gear
    • PGES4ME-Save the Date
    • February 9 Webinar on Increasing the Number of National Board Candidates in Districts
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Wayne Benningfield, Todd County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • January 23 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Let’s Talk Conference Seeking Proposals to be Presenters – SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) RFA Posted
    • Input Requested on Four-Year ESEA Waiver Renewal – January 28, 2015 deadline
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – Second Data Pull Friday, January 30
    • Link to Recording of January 22 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • February 9 Webinar on Increasing the Number of National Board Candidates in Districts
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Marvin Moore, Rowan County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • January 9 2015

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • A Principal Who Goes Above and Beyond
    • Nominations for Exemplary A5/A6 Programs
    • Superintendent Assurances
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – Second Data Pull Friday, January 30
    Corrected Link for School Board Member Recognition Month Resources
    • Visible Learning Foundation Day
    • Legislative Update
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Lonnie Burgett, Mayfield Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • December 19 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Wishing You Happy Holidays!
    • No More Monday E-mails or Fast Fives Until Week of January 5
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on January 22, 2015
    • Save the Date for KSIS Statewide Training
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Randy Poe, Boone County
    • Commissioner’s Blog

  • December 12 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • SEEK Shortfall
    • State General Fund Revenue Projections for Current Year
    • Link to Commissioner’s 2014-15 Goals and Evaluation Documents
    • KASS Presentation Now Available Online
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast January 22, 2015
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Yvonne Gilliam, Bell County
    • Commissioner’s Blog - (Addresses questions from KASS and KSBA meetings on SPGES)
     
  • December 5 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • KBE Meeting Highlights
    • KDE Facilities Branch Project Managers Assigned by District to Increase KDE Responsiveness
    • District CEPs Due December 20 (Note deadline!)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on January 22, 2015 (Will focus on 2015 legislation)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Ronnie Dotson, Carter County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • November 21 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Fall Student Voice Survey Window Extended
    • ESEA Waiver Renewal Process Issued
    • Reminder of December 31 Deadline for Districts to Notify KDE of the System to be Used for Superintendent Evaluation
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards (Please share with teachers and other constituents.)
    • No Superintendents’ Webcast in Nov. and Dec.
    • Paid Research Study Opportunity for Teachers, Principals and District Administrators (Please share with teachers, principals and district administrators.)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Henry Webb, Floyd County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • November 14 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Professional Development Opportunities from the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Reform (Two flyers attached)
    • Reminder of December 31 Deadline for Districts to Notify KDE of the System to be Used for Superintendent Evaluation
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards
    • CIITS Usage Record in October
    • Career and Technical Education Data to be Released Monday
    • 2015 Let’s TALK Conference
    • Floyd Honored with Education Award
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Travis Hamby, Trigg County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • November 7 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards (Attachments – Please share article and attachments with teachers.)
    • Student Voice Fall Window
    • Exceptional Children’s Conference
    • National “Hour of Code” Week (December 8-14) Opportunity for Code.org! (Note deadline to enter a school is Nov. 14)
    • Interactive Survey Results from the October 30 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Alvin Garrison, Covington Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 31 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Election Day Reminder
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards (Attachments – Please share article and attachments with teachers.)
    • FAFSA® Completion by Kentucky School Districts (Attachment)
    • Frequently Asked Questions Document on Ebola for Schools from KDPH (Attachment)
    • SPGES Evidence Bank Now Posted
    • 50 Exemplar or Exemplar If Improved Lessons and Units are Now Publicly Available to Educators
    • Nominations for Dr. Samuel Robinson Award; Submission Deadline November 12 (Attachment)
    • Exceptional Children's Conference
    • Link to and PowerPoint for October 30 Superintendent’s Webcast (Attachment)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Jon Ballard, Elizabethtown Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 24 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Superintendents’ Webcast Topics and Change in Time of Day on Oct. 30 – Note change in time to 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Seeking Feedback for Social Studies and Arts Standards
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – First Data Pull Next Thursday
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Darryl Chittenden, Livingston County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 17 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • USED Information on Enterovirus and Ebola
    • State and District Leaders Vow to Reduce Testing, Stick With Yearly Assessments – Released from CCSSO
    • Kentucky Commits to High Quality Assessments
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – First Data Pull Approaching Oct. 30
    • Educator Development Site (EDS) to be Updated October 20
    • Two Schools Selected as Title I Distinguished Schools
    • Reminder and Clarification on Deadline for Superintendent Assurances in ASSIST
    • Survey on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – Principals please reply to survey!
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Mike Deaton, Campbellsville Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • October 10 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reminder and Clarification on Deadline for Notifying KDE of Choice for SPGES
    • Kentucky Professional Learning Guidance Now Available
    • Kentucky Safe Schools Week, October 19-25
    • Students With Active Role Models (SWARM) – Please share with your teachers!
    • Interactive Survey Results from September 24 Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Freddie Bowling, Jenkins Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Making Numbers Real” (featuring the Floyd County School District’s Celebration)
  • October 3 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Reminder on Deadline for Notifying KDE of Choice for SPGES
    • October Declared Bullying Prevention Month and Related Letter from Rep. Rita Smart
    • Infinite Campus Intervention Tab
    • Survey on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
    • Grants to Plan and Promote the Early Graduation Accelerated Pathway with Dual Credit Opportunities
    • Learn and Launch Grant Recipients Named
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Buddy Berry, Eminence Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 26 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • GEEO Teacher Travel Programs
    • Link to Recording of September 24 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Upcoming KBE Meeting Oct. 6-7
    • Owsley County Accepted into Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Scott Lewis, Ohio County
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • September 19 2014

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on September 24, 9:00 a.m. ET (Revised date and time)
    • Reminder for Superintendents to Complete the Dual Credit Survey (Survey closes today at 5:00 p.m. ET; for superintendents only)
    • Joint Kentucky Department of Education/Kentucky Department of Public Health on Tobacco-Free Schools (Corrected letter attached)
    • Student Voice Webinar on Tuesday
    • Still Time to Register for Rural Education National Forum
    • Webinar Invitation: Join us for “MIC3 Webinar Series – Part III – State Coordination and Communication (From Military Institute Children’s Compact Commission)
    • Superintendents’ Spotlight Featuring Nick Brake, Owensboro Independent
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • 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
     
  • 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

    ​​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

    ​​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

  • 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

    ​​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

    ​​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
  • September 13 2013

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

    • Redbook 2013 Edition: Frequently Asked Questions Update (1 attachment)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Report from the ARRS Subcommittee Meeting
    • Superintendent Spotlight (Steve Hutton, Beechwood Independent; picture attached
    • Comissioner's Blog
    • Districts of Innovation; Notice of Intent to Apply and LYNC Meeting (Intent due by September 30)
    • Race to the Top-District Applications (Due by September 19)
  • September 6, 2013

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

    • Feedback from yesterday’s Superintendents’ Summit (3 attachments)
    • Talking points on Common Core (4 attachments)
    • Interactive Survey Results from the August 27 Superintendents’ Webcast (1
      A
      ttachment)
    • Reminder to interested local board members to apply to be member of the Local School
         Board Members Advisory Council (Deadline September 24)
    • Superintendent Spotlight: Dr. Lisa James, Superintendent of Carroll County Schools 
         picture attached)
    • KSBIT Update from the Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust Trustees
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • August 30 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Kentucky Teacher Website Down
    • Targeted Transitional Interventions
    • Meeting the Requirements of SB 97; Clarification on Use of Home Schooling Don’t Forget Communication with School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Councils
    • Districts of Innovation, Round 2
    • New Fast Five Feature: Superintendent Spotlight
    • Commissioner’s Blog This Week
  • August 16 2013

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • How to Access Photos from the Aug. 8 Recognition Ceremony Celebrating SB 97 at the Capitol Rotunda and Link to Recording of Ceremony
    • District Total Adopting SB 97 Policy Goes to 122
    • Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information (Note: August 31deadline for submission of superintendent contracts and benefits)
    • Improvement in Access to Online Training for Restraint and Seclusion
    • Reminder to Register for the September 5th Superintendents’ Summit (Note: Registration deadline is Aug. 19.)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on August 27th
    • Update on Superintendent Evaluation Work
    • Commissioner’s Blog This Week
  • August 9 2013

    ​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following: 
    • Yesterday’s Recognition of Superintendents and Local Board Chairs at SB 97/Blitz to 96 Event (Attachment)
    • Q & A from the July 25th Superintendents’ Webcast and SAC meeting (3 attachments)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on August 27th
    • September 5th Superintendents’ Summit (See article below for how to register by Aug. 19.)
    • Commissioner’s Blog This Week
  • August 2 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • August 8th SB 97 Celebration at the Capitol – (For districts passing a policy raising the compulsory school age to 18 and certifying this in ASSIST)
    • Superintendents’ Summit on September 5 – (Remember to register with Thelma Whiteside)
    • Current Evaluation Training Requirements Update and PGES Principal Certification
    • CIITS poster
    • USED Opens 2013 Race to the Top-District Competition
    • Correction: Clarification on the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) Implementation Timeline
    • August 7-8 KBE Meeting
    • Results of the Interactive Survey from the July 25th Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 26 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Notes from the July 25 Superintendents Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)
    • Link to recording of July 25 Superintendents’ Webcast (PowerPoint attached)
    • PPGES: Registering for ValEd (Follow-up to question asked during July 25 Superintendents’ Webcast)
    • Commissioner’s Comments to this Week’s LRC Appropriations and Revenue Committee Meeting (Attachment)
    • Reminder of Sept. 5 Superintendents’ Summit (Invitation attached)
    • Save the Date for a SB 97 Celebration at the Capitol (Applies to all districts that have adopted or will adopt a policy raising the compulsory school age to 18 by August 8)Commissioner’s Blog
    • eTranscript Launch – (Note: All districts should be registered by July 31.)
     
  • July 19 2013

    ​​ In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • B 97 Update (See attached map)
    • Save the Date for a SB 97 Celebration at the Capitol
    • Reminder of Sept. 5 Superintendents’ Summit (Invitation attached)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on July 25, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • July 12 2013

    ​​ In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Process for Districts to Follow in Reporting Adoption of Policy Raising the Compulsory
    • Attendance Age to 18 Since the 96-District Target Has Been Reached – Important Clarification
    • eTranscript Registration (Note July 31 deadline)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on July 25, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET
    • Hold the Date; Superintendents’ Summit to be Held on September 5, 2013 in Frankfort
    • Release of Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools, a Web-based Option for the Training Required by 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint in Public Schools
    • Letter Sent to Local Board Chairs and Superintendents on Superintendent Evaluation Requirements (Attachment)
    • Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 21 2013

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

    • Effect on Kentucky of USED Offering Additional Flexibility to States that have ESEA Waivers
    • SB 8/HB 354 Changes to School Safety Requirements for Schools
    • KDE Presentation to EAARS this Week
    • Raising Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18; Can Apply for Planning Grants Beginning June 26
    • Commissioner’s Blog on NCTQ Report
  • June 14 2013

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

    • Reminder of Process to Apply for Grants Related to Implementation of SB 97 on Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
    • June 10 Presentation to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by KDE
    • Article on Restraint and Seclusion in KASA’s Magazine
    • June 19 Superintendents’ Webcast Cancelled
    • David Adkisson, Guest Blogger, for Commissioner’s Blog
  • June 7 2013

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

    • CCSSO’s Preliminary Analysis of Bill to Reauthorize ESEA from U.S. Senate HELP Committee Democrats (Attachment)
    • New Report on Achievement Gap Released (Attachment)
    • Interactive Survey Report from the May 31 Superintendents’ Webcast Available (Attachment)
    • Commissioner’s Blog Analyzes Kentucky’s Performance on Diplomas Count
    • Kentucky Board of Education June 5 Meeting Highlights
  • May 31 2013

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • KDE Applying for Extension of Waiver on Period of Availability for FY 2009 SIG Funds – Feedback requested (Attachment)
    • Letter to Local Board Chairs Regarding Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information (Attachment)
    • Next Superintendents Webcast
    • KBE to Meet on June 5
    • Commissioner’s Blog on Global Competition and Summer Reading
  • May 24 2013

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

    •  Professional Growth and Effectiveness System Web-Based Collection Tool
    •     Learning Forward Report: Seizing the Moment
    •     Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    •  Commissioner’s Blog on Work of Kentucky’s Teachers
  • May 10 2013

    ​​ In this edition of Revised Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Adoption of Policy for Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age to 18 and Grant
    • Application/Certifications Document (Attachment)
    • Fact Sheet About Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards (Attachment)
    • Commissioner’s Blog About the Common Core Academic Standards
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Webcast May 15
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on May 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
    • Results of the Interactive Survey from the April 29 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment
    • Twitter Town Hall May 15
  • May 3 2013

    ​​In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Commissioner’s blog this week on common core controversy
    • CIITS here to stay
    • 17 districts submit applications for District of Innovation status (Watch for press release later today)
    • Link available to recording of April 29 superintendents’ webcast and materials
    • 2013-2014 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program RFA
  • April 27 2013

     ​ Due to an e-mail outage at KDE on Friday, Fast Five is going out on Saturday.
    • In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Deadline for Districts of Innovation Applications
    • Request for Principals to Complete Competency-Based Learning Survey
    • Two New KBE Members Sworn-in
    • 2013 Legislative Summary Finalized (Attachment)
    • Three Kentucky Schools Among 64 Schools Nationwide Named 2013 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast to be Held on April 29
    • Commissioner’s Blog on Valuing Superintendent Input
  • 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
  • February 8 2013

    In this edition of Fast Five on Friday, you will find articles on the following:
    • Response from KSBA to Questions on KSBIT (Two Attachments)
    • Districts of Innovation Notice of Intent to Apply and Update
    • AP/IB Exam Fee Update
    • Arts Survey Participation Requested from K-12 Principals
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on Feb. 26
    • Link to Commissioner’s Blog on Testimony Before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee
    • Links to recording of Feb. 6 KBE meeting and its materials
    • Legislative Update

​Archived Messages
This section of the Web site is an archive of the Commissioner's Friday Fast Five messages before December 7, 2012.