Monday Superintendent's Emails

Published: 2/24/2015 1:11 PM

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  • March 23 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Teacher Shortage Areas 2015-16 School Year
    • SB 119 - Calendars and Classified/Certified Contract Fulfillment
    • School-Based Certified Personnel Encouraged to TELL Kentucky
    • Call for nominations: Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award
    • Summer STEAM Academy – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Verification of school and district profile data for School Report Card – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Update on FAFSA completion
    • Kentucky Teacher – Training teachers to spot mental health issues and making physical education classes more accessible
    • PowerPoint for Gathering Feedback on CIITS (Attachment) – ACTION REQUESTED
    • Updated Responses from the Superintendents’ Summit (Attachment)
    • U.S. Department of Education Guidance and Resources on Measles (Attachment)

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 16 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

     

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • CCSSO Commits to Student Data Principles
    • Civil rights data collection
    • Update on FASFA completion
    • Reminder - Verification of school and district profile data for School Report Card (attachment) – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Draft IDEA Application for SY 2015-16 available and open for public comment
    • Final Make-up training announcement: Initial Certified Evaluator Training
    Kentucky Teacher – Preparing students to become college-and career-ready, then to take on the world
    • Request for Additional SEEK and Response from State Budget Director (attachments)
    • 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
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 9 2015

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • FY16 Tentative Flexible Focus Allocations
    • REMINDER: Verification of school and district profile data for School Report Card – ACTION REQUIRED
    Kentucky Teacher – Taking advantage of the early graduation option, and a new strategy for closing the achievement gap
    • 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
    • Grissom Award nominations sought – March 12 deadline (Attachment)
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 2 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey; open through March 31
    • Operation Preparation begins (Attachment)
    • CIITS fix applied
    • Schools Selected for Pilot of the Program Review Audit Process
    • 2014-15 Official SEEK Final Calculation is Posted
    • Grissom Award nominations sought (Attachment) – March 12 deadline
    • Spanish Language Teachers – Critical Shortage Area
    • Implementation of SB 200 by the Administrative Office of the Courts
    • PGES Model 5.0 Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) Learning Opportunity
    Kentucky Teacher – A career and tech program that is out of this world; a blue ribbon performance; opportunities for teachers’ voices to be heard; and the art of engaging students
    • Deadline for PGES Capacity Building Support Series Applications Friday, March 6

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • February 23 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast tomorrow, Feb. 24
    • 2015 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest
    • Register now for High-Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop
    Kentucky Teacher – Helping parents understand their children’s math, and developing better leaders in low-performing schools
    • School Calendar Options Due to Inclement Weather
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey Preparations

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 10 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Veteran’s Day holiday reminder
    • Infinite Campus mid-year special topics training webcast
    • Data sharing within FERPA boundaries event reminder
    • 2015 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Education Program RFA posted
    • 2014 Instructional Transformation Grant Awards
    • 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
    • Kentucky Teacher – School shares secrets of Blue Ribbon success
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 17 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey and Pre-Survey Webinar – NOTE TODAY’S EVENT
    • Education Scholarships Available to Children of School District Transportation Employees
    • 2015 Kentucky (K-12) Green Ribbon School Award Winners
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on Feb. 24
    Kentucky Teacher – Making math class work for students and standards, and learning Spanish through an unusual partnership
    • Are your students completing the FAFSA?
    • Schools and Districts Finalize Plans for Operation Preparation 2015 (Attachment)
    • Updated FAQ on Implementation of SB 97 (Raising the dropout age to 18)
    • KDE Looking for Best Practices
    • #PGES4ME-Save the Date

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 9 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • ACT EXPLORE and ACT PLAN State Data Available
    • Grissom Award nominations sought (Attachment)
    • Preliminary 2015-16 SEEK Forecast
    • Verification of school and district profile data for School Report Card – ACTION REQUIRED
    • FY2016 Declaration of Participation Notification
    • Empowering Effective Educators
    • Kentucky Teacher – Tearing down school walls by working online, and education issues facing the General Assembly
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series Application (Attachments)
    • #PGES4ME-Save the Date
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 2 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Clarification on USED Equity Plan
    • Operation Preparation
    • Online training for early childhood professionals
    • New guide for identifying and preventing child trafficking in schools now available
    • PLTW FY15 Awards announcement postponed
    • PPGES video resource to assist with using the new Site Visit tool in CIITS/EDS
    Kentucky Teacher – Using Minecraft to motivate students, and marking a milestone in dropout prevention
    • #PGES4ME-Save the Date
    • February 9 Webinar on Increasing the Number of National Board Candidates in Districts
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 26 2015

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2015 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA posted
    • 2015 Migrant Education Program Regional Centers Grant
    • Where do you stand on English/language arts and mathematics standards? – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Holliday to testify before Congress
    • FAFSA season moves into high gear
    • Nominations now accepted for presidential teaching awards
    • Kentucky School for the Deaf evaluation services
    • Writing grant available
    Kentucky Teacher – Meet the top superintendent, and a boost for dual credit
    • Let’s Talk Conference Seeking Proposals to be Presenters – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Input Request on Four-Year ESEA Waiver Renewal – January 28, 2015 deadline
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – Second Data Pull Friday, January 30
    • #PGES4Me-Save the date!
    • Link to Recording of January 22 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachments)
    • February 9 Webinar on Increasing the Number of National Board Candidates in Districts
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 20 2015

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • New 2014 Baselines and 2015 Goals Available for Quality Control Review
    • K-Screener guidance (Attachment)
    • FAFSA data tracking
    • High School Feedback Reports available for review Friday, January 23 – ACTION REQUIRED
    • School Report Card (SRC) printing instructions
    • Please fill out Operation Preparation (OP) survey – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Kentucky School for the Blind Retreat registration now open
    • INSIGHT Postsecondary Program to be held June 5-13
    • Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award nominations are now open
    • Kentucky Teacher – The challenge to create stronger standards, and this year’s Milken award winner
    • 2015 USDA 1890 National Scholars Program (High school principals are asked to provide this to their guidance counselors.)
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – Second Data Pull Friday, January 30
    • #PGES4Me-Save the date!
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 12 2015

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Nominations for Exemplary A5/A6 Programs (Attachment)
    • Superintendent Assurances
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – Second Data Pull Friday, January 30
    • Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Pre-Survey Webinars
    • High School principals and superintendents should watch for letter on dropouts
    • Legal guidance on special education scheduled for ACT testing day
    • E-rate modernization
    • Current and new impact of Kentucky’s Information Highway on school districts
    • Completing the FAFSA
    • Guidance and resources on equal access for English learner students
    • FACILITIES PROJECTS: New Electronic Submission Process for BG-1 Project Application Form and BG-5 Project Closeout Form
    • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
    Kentucky Teacher – A new way to teach math, and a Hub School demonstrates turnaround
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 5 2015

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Operation Preparation 2015 survey is now open – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessments (KOSSA) deadline January 15 – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Administrators, teachers and counselors encouraged to attend ILP trainings
    • Information and resources available to help guard against the spread of flu
    • Consolidated Grant Application Project
    Kentucky Teacher – The library as learning hub, adding value to science lessons and a look back
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 15 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • SEEK Shortfall Update
    • State General Fund Revenue Projections for Current Year
    • Save the date for KSIS Statewide training
    • Active shooter drill guidance
    Kentucky Teacher – New looks at teacher leadership, grading
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 8 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KASS presentation now available online
    • KDE Facilities Branch Project Managers Assigned by District to Increase KDE Responsiveness
    • Updated School Report Cards (SRC) now available
    • District CEPs due December 20 (Note deadline!)
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on January 22, 2015
    • Last chance to register for district FERPA data training (Participation strongly encouraged)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Entering the Red Zone, and looking ahead to a new reign

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 1 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • District Assessments Tool (Action strongly encouraged)
    • Being Critical Consumers of Information and Professional Development related to PGES
    • ESEA Waiver Renewal Process Issued (Attachments)
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards (Please share with teachers and other constituents)
    • District CEPs due December 20 (Note deadline!)
    • Register now for FERPA data training for districts (Participation strongly encouraged)
    • Kentucky Teacher – For some, the instruction won’t stop when school’s closed.
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 24 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • District Assessments Tool (Action strongly encouraged)
    • Being Critical Consumers of Information and Professional Development related to PGES
    • 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)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Grant money, classroom visits help bolster learning
      
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
      
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 17 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 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
    • 2015 Let’s TALK Conference
    • 2015 Partnership Planning Grants RFA
    • Guidance on disabled student communication
    Kentucky Teacher – Supporting positive behavior, hearing youthful voices
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 3 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Election Day Reminder
    • Seeking Feedback on Draft Social Studies and Arts Standards (Attachments – Please share article and attachments with teachers)
    • SPGES Evidence Bank Now Posted and Reminder of Upcoming Deadlines for SPGES
    • 50 Exemplar or Exemplar If Improved Lessons and Units are Now Publicly Available to Educators
    • Exceptional Children’s Conference
    • Revised School Year 2014-15 Title II, Part A Allocations
    • Schools encouraged to join Reach Higher initiative with FAFSA Completion Challenge
    • KDE is seeking nominations for 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars (Attachment)
    • PGES Progress in the Educator Development Suite (EDS) increasing
    • The 2014 Kentucky School Law Books are here!
    • Kentucky Teacher – Promoting learning on a Saturday and after high school
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 27 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Revised School Year 2014-15 IDEA, Part B Allocations
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab – First Data Pull This Thursday (Attachment)
    • FY15 Project Lead the Way Grant RFAs and CTE Energy Grant RFA Posted
    • Principals: Reminder - When to Score Student Growth Goals (SGGs) in CIITS/EDS
    • Data Sharing within Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training – District Participation Encouraged
    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge reminder
    • Exceptional Children’s Conference
    Kentucky Teacher – Teachers reflect on awards, student voice
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 20 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Kentucky Department for Public Health Information on Ebola Preparedness
    • State and District Leaders Vow to Reduce Testing, Stick with Yearly Assessments – Released from CCSSO
    • Kentucky Commits to High - Quality Assessments
    • CSIP and CDIP Due Dates
    • Infinite Campus (IC) Intervention Tab - First Data Pull Approaching October 30
    • Educator Development Site (EDS) Update Postponed
    • PGES Implementation Feedback - Principal Survey
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast
    Kentucky Teacher – Science standards bring changes for Kentucky teachers
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 13 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • PGES/EDS Update
    • Reminder and Clarification on Deadline for Notifying KDE of Choice for SPGES
    • Reminder and Clarification on Deadline for Superintendent Assurances in ASSIST
    • Students with Active Role Models (SWARM) – Please share with your teachers!
    • Survey on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – Principals please reply to survey!
    • KDE is seeking nominations for 2015 U.S. Presidential scholars (Attachment)
    • Smart Snacks Waiver Guidance
    Kentucky Teacher – Mentoring program eases path for new teachers

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 6 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Reminder on Deadline for Notifying KDE of Choice for SPGES
    • October Declared Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and Related Letter from Rep. Rita Smart (Attachment)
    • 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
    • Local Health Questions and Student Privacy
    • Local Wellness Policy
    • Revised School Year 2014-15 Title I, Part A Allocations
    • National Food Day Challenge
    • Rural Education National Forum Reminder
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 29 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2015 Martin Luther King Essay, Poetry and Visual Art contests
    • Optional Life Insurance Coverage
    • Bullying Prevention Month in October
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 22 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Warning about phony invoice scam (Attachment)
    • Have you signed the Future Ready Pledge?
    • Student Voice Webinar on Tuesday – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Still time to register for Rural Education National Forum
    • Districts of Innovation Applications (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – PGES for other professional pilot underway
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 15 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Reminder to Register for the Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Tentative schedule for assessment and accountability results
    • Joint Kentucky Department of Education/Kentucky Department for Public Health Letter on Tobacco-Free Schools (Attachment)
    • Public comment sought on draft refreshed standards for education leaders
    • Kentucky Tech System (KTS) Automation Project
    • School participation encouraged in HopeLine used mobile phone drive
    Kentucky Teacher – Welcoming in the new, revisiting the traditional
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 8 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Watch for important Superintendent E-mail concerning upcoming Superintendents’ Summit
    • Federal Grant Closeout Reminder
    • Registration deadline approaching for Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • New online tool now available for requesting school information changes
    Kentucky Teacher – Archaeology as a tool for classroom investigation
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 2 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    KDE versions of AIA documents now available
    • Kentucky Teacher -- A look at arts standards and hot tunes coming up
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 25 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Reminder of Superintendents’ Summit and Discussion Starters (Attachments)
    • Clarification on Science Testing in 2015
    • Interactive Survey Report from the August 5 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • REMINDER – Superintendent Compensation Data Collection
    • KDE versions of AIA Documents to Launch on September 2, 2014
    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge kicks off (Attachments)
    • SY 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Update
    Kentucky Teacher – Computer science program connects students with future careers
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 18 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Welcome new superintendents!
    • Discussion Starters for the Upcoming Superintendents’ Summit (Attachments)
    • The Fund looking for innovative teachers – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Fall ILP Trainings for district/school administrators, teachers and counselors
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Students invited to apply for the 2014-15 Next-Generation Student Council
    • 2015 Capital Funds Request (CFR)
    • 2014 Instruction Transformation Grant Posted
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2015 Application Available
    • Green Ribbon Schools Tour 2014: The ‘Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students’ Best Practices Tour (Attachment)
    • Financial Report for Local Boards
    • Finance Report Card Video
    • Immunization Information from the Department of Public Health (Attachment)
    • Memo Sent to District Auditors Concerning Results of FY 2012-2013 Audit Review (Attachment)
    • Further Clarification regarding the sale of carbonated beverages, particularly in elementary and middle schools
    Kentucky Teacher – Connecting students military history, STEM exploration this week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 11 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KDE Customer Service Survey
    • KSBIT Information about the Objection Process
    • District Payment Registers
    • Updated Information on October 1 Gap Data in ASSIST
    • USED guidance on immigrant children
    • Edivation: the best way to meet your district’s professional learning objectives
    Kentucky Teacher – Enhancing Career and Technical Education, partnerships focus on innovation
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 4 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Registration for the September 11, 2014 Superintendents’ Summit
    • OPGES pilot participant registration open
    • First Release of 2014 K-PREP Student Test Data
    • Next superintendents’ webcast tomorrow
    • KBE meeting this week
    • Students invited to apply for the 2014-15 Next-Generation Student Council
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • FY14 Mathematics Achievement Fund RFA posted
    • KSBIT Fact Sheet (Attachment)
    • 2014-15 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Schools Certification Form (Attachment)
    Kentucky Teacher: Hands-on Governor’s Mansion lessons, back-to-school featured
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 28 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Reporting requirements for achievement gap due October 1
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Application Q & A
    • Information on using KISTA Financing as a KSBIT payment option (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA – Update for Q & A
    • Diabetes Management and Insulin Administration Training Resources Now Available
    • Fall ILP trainings for district/school administrators, teachers and counselors
    • Guidance for districts on communicating about student data privacy
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    Kentucky Teacher – Hands-on science learning highlighted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 21 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Potential Common Core pushback in Kentucky
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA – Revision
    • FY 2014 Financial Audit Contracts
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Application Q & A
    • District Textbook Coordinators
    • PD 360 helps staff meet compliance learning requirements
    • Spanish Visiting Teacher Program 2014-2015 (Attachment)
    Kentucky Teacher – Student ownership helps students succeed; Making it real
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 14 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2013-14 Minority Educator Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report Due on or Before July 31 (Attachment)
    • 2014 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Awards
    • Clarification Regarding Carbonated Beverages
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA
    • School Report Card to open for verification of non-testing information
    • PD 360 update makes professional development easier
    • Have you registered yet for #PGES4Me?
    • PGES Professional Learning Modules now available
    • Mark your calendars for the PGES Webcasts
    Kentucky Teacher – Menifee High School class connects students to the world; Photo Blog: a day in the life of a teacher
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 7 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • EDS version 16.0 to release July 8
    • Have you registered yet for #PGES4Me?
    Kentucky Teacher – Glendover Elementary has high expectations for all of its students
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     
  • June 30 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA to be Released July 14
    • FY15 Tentative Title III Limited English Proficiency Allocations
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • Verification of school and district profile data needed – ACTION REQUESTED
    • New online tool available for requesting school information changes
    • Superintendent Compensation Data Collection
    • #PGES4Me update
    • Kentucky Teacher – Meet new Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 23 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Assistance with District Approval of Program Reviews in ASSIST
    • The Importance of Maintaining Observer Scoring Accuracy through Calibration
    • Reminder: Superintendent Evaluation Report for ASSIST Due June 30
    • Extension of Deadline for Non-Traditional Instruction Program
    • Register now for eTranscripts virtual forum
    Kentucky Teacher – Using graphic novels to spur novels
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 16 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Munis best practice
    • Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) training for district and school leaders
    • Registration now open for Rural Educational National Forum
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Clarification on Completing Assurances in Section 14 of the CDIP for FY 14-15
    • Redbook – Frequently Asked Questions Update (Attachment)
    • Summer Learning Camps (SLCs) (Attachments)

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 9 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2014-2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program RFA
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2015 Application Available
    • 2014 Joint ISLN/KLA Summer Meeting: Keep Calm and Be Effective
    • Fidelity (Performance) Bond Submission
    • Bond of Depository Submission
    • Non-Traditional Instruction Program goes statewide
    • New Guidance for District of Innovation Applications
    • Guidelines to aid school districts using the Flex Focus transferability options (Attachment)
    • Fiscal Year 2015 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan Assurances
    • Fiscal Year 2015 New Forms and Instructions for Federal Cash Requests
    • National Dropout Prevention Network Conference – November 2-5, 2014
    • Attention Superintendents: NAEP is Coming!
    Kentucky Teacher – Differentiated instruction
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • June 2 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2014-2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program RFA
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2015 Application Available
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Requests Link to Survey be Shared with All School District Employees
    Kentucky Teacher – Star Elementary Shines
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 27 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Use of eTranscripts reminder
    • Kentucky Education Association (KEA) requests link to survey be shared with all school district employees
    • Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) training for district and school leaders
    • Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit – save the date
    • Updated FY15 Preliminary Federal Allocations
    Kentucky Teacher – Partnerships enhance Pulaski County ATC
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 19 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • PGES webcast Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET
    • PGES webpages easier to navigate starting June 1
    • Title II and the support of PGES
    • Other Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (OPGES) update
    • CIITS school year rollover
    • Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) training available (Attachment)
    • SREB extends invitation to Superintendents for a team to attend the College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in July
    • Connected Superintendents’ Summit: Transition to Digital Learning
    • Interim Federal Final Rule Regarding Smart Snacks (Attachments)
    • Spanish Language Teachers – Critical Shortage Area (Attachment)
    • USED Guidance to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity for All Children, Regardless of Immigration Status
    • Kentucky teachers named to “Dream Team”
    Kentucky Teacher – 2014 legislative wrap up
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 12 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • ISLN/KLA summer meeting registration open
    • Innovation Fund Grants available
    • Clarification on Next-Generation Science Standards assessments
    • Nominations for the Joseph W. Kelly Award Requested – Attachment
    Kentucky Teacher – Blue Ribbon winner, Ride your Bike or Walk to School Day Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • May 5 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Another district raises the compulsory school age
    • Alternate diplomas and grad rate
    • ESEA waiver extension submitted
    • No Superintendents’ Webcast in May; Superintendent Summit Sept.11
    • Teacher Appreciation Week
    • Bike/Walk to School Day is Wednesday
    • PGES Guidance for Preschool and OPGES (Attachments)
    • New Eligibility Requirement for Kentucky State-Funded Preschool Guidance for School Districts (Attachment)
    • Immediate Changes to CDL/DOT Physicals for Kentucky School Bus Drivers
    • Save the Date! 2014 ISLN/KLS Joint Summer Convening
    • Summer Reading Resources
    • Summer Enrichment/Work Programs for Visually Impaired Students
    • Registration now open for Gateways to Independent
    • Kentucky Teacher – Taking off with Space Camp, Teacher Appreciation Week May 5-9
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 28 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Superintendents’ Webcast
    • KEHP LivingWell Promise—Deadline May 1, 2014
    • Recalibration of Principals for PGES 2014-15
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) featured on KET
    • Reminder: Salary Supplement Reimbursement Application for National Board Certified Teachers Due May 9, 2014
    • New eligibility requirement for preschool (Attachment)
    • Turnaround School Leaders Program
    • Opportunity to Provide Feedback on KDE’s ESEA Draft Waiver Extension
    • Criteria for Early Graduation from High School
    • Summer Food Service Program
    • Effective educators conference
    • Kentucky Teacher – CIITS provides powerful tool to educators
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 21 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Social Studies – Writing Team
    • CIITS webcast archive
    • CIITS update delayed
    • Nominations for Joseph W. Kelly Award (Attachment)
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) featured on KET
    • KEHP LivingWell Promise--Deadline May 1, 2014
    • FY15 Tentative Preschool Allocations
    • Revised Insurance Guide
    • HB 211 (2014) – Calendars and Classified/Certified Contract Fulfillment
    • Mental health training grants available soon
    • Parent and community engagement framework
    • Kentucky Teacher
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 14 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Model Certified Evaluation Plan (Attachments)
    • PGES Webcast
    • Education Matters Explores Teacher Growth and Effectiveness
    • Students create original works in celebration of Governor’s Mansion Centennial – Arts and essay contest winners named
    • Thank you for Supporting Operation Preparation 2014
    • CIITS April webcast
    • KBE webcast archive
    • Clarification on FY15 Tentative Title I, Part A Allocations
    • FY15 Tentative Flexible Focus Allocations (excluding Preschool)
    • 2014-2015 SEEK Forecast
    • Kentucky Derby art project (Attachments)
    • USED grants
    Kentucky Teacher – Pennies for Honor effort; Teachers staying engaged; Photo blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • April 7 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
     
    • One-stop-shop of resources for 2014-15 PGES implementation
    • Response to Questions on Tiered Salary Increases in the Budget
    • FY15 Preliminary Title I, Part A and Title II, Part A Allocations
    • HB 211 Calendar Waiver
    • Federal Flexibility Guidance
    • Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) registration now open
    • Zoom Math application and COMPASS testing
    • Kentucky Teacher - Gearing up for PGES

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 31 2014

     As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • HB 211 (Calendar bill) – Implementation of Emergency Provisions
    • Budget update
    • Anti-common core movie and clarification materials (Attachment)
    • Superintendents’ March 28 Webcast recording (Attachment)
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report ASSIST – Spring 2014 Support and Instructions
    • PGES update
    • CIITS update
    • Audit Contracts for 2014
    • Finance Officer Training
    • 2013 Social-Emotional/Self-Help assessment data now available
    • ACT Data Interpretation and Instructional Support Workshops (Attachment)
    • Request for information on the use of results data in making determinations under Sections 616 (d)(2) and 642 of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference
    • The importance of music and arts education
    • Kentucky Teacher -  Franklin County’s big CTE plans and HOSA conference spotlighted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     ​
  • March 24 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • FY2015 Read to Achieve (RTA) RFA Awards
    • Protecting student privacy while using online educational services
    • Other Professionals Growth and Effectiveness System (OPGES) pilot plans
    • Effectively using staff make-up days: Let’s TALK Conference
    • Call for nominations: Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award
    • K-3 Program Review Implementation Support Modules Now Available!
    • Free math professional learning for K-3 teachers
    • Kentucky Teacher - Appalachia arts in the classroom, Kentucky Teacher of the Year column
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 17 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Update on inclement weather and school calendar
    • In support of the Kentucky Core Academics Standards
    • Kentucky Teacher – Operation Preparation underway

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • March 10 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • FY14 Project Lead the Way RFAs – Submission Deadline Extension
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Trainings for Administrators
    • 2014 ACT Testing and Inclement Weather
    • Preliminary Statewide allocations for Federal Funding for School Year 2014-15 (Attachment)
    • 2013-2014 Final SEEK Calculation
    • Draft IDEA Application for SY 2014-2015 available and open for public comment
    • Superintendents’ Summit
    • New initiative to help more students go to college (Attachment)
    • Announcing Four Kentucky Center Academies for Arts Integration in July 2014
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superintendent of the Year and K-Screener success

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • March 3 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Announcement of the Kentucky School Breakfast Challenge!
    • Guidance for district finance (in calculating potential pay increases)
    • Process approved for training of Kentucky school board members (Attachment)
    • UPDATED Student Voice Survey Toolkit
    • National Academy Foundation (NAF) career academies initiative
    • Next CIITS Webcast – March 20, 2 p.m.
    • Kentucky Teacher – Blue Ribbon School spotlighted

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 24 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Nominations for the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Advisory Board (Attachment)
    • School Improvement Grant (SIG) RFA – Submission Deadline Extension
    • Upcoming Survey by the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts
    • Denial of Meals Served
    • Approved Federal Teacher Shortage Areas
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Trainings for Administrators
    • PGES Webcast
    • Preparing for the Student Voice Survey
    • Science learning through writing workshop
    • SREB Study of CTE in Kentucky (Attachment)
    • Junior Achievement
    Kentucky Teacher – Leader in Me program featured

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 10 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Survey Options for 2014 ACT Test Administration – Urgent! Need survey completed by each district by COB Wednesday, February 12!
    • ‘Book-mob’ Common Core Learning Event
    • Challenges Facing Military Children and Support Resources (Attachment)
    • Declaration of Participation for FY 2015
    Kentucky Teacher – Gifted education, new teacher advice coming this week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • February 3, 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Kentucky Teacher – Engaging students through podcasts; Paying for dual credit; Snow day!
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • January 27, 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Propane Supply Status
    • School Calendar and Weather-Related Closures
    • New custom interventions tab in Infinite Campus
    • K-Screener data, a tool for improvement, to be released (Attachment)
    • Statewide Groups to Provide Advisors for Operation Preparation 2014
    • Active schools initiative helps students, schools improve
    • CIITS Update
    • 2014 Career Camp for Non-Traditional Programs RFA
    • 2013-14 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA Awards
    • 2013-14 School District Working Budgets
    Kentucky Teacher – World Language Teacher of the Year, CTE discussions
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 21, 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Minority Superintendent Program Deadline
    • Art and Essay Contest Celebrates Governor’s Mansion Centennial
    • Resources/information on the new USED guidance on discipline
    • Kentucky Teacher – National Board partnership, teacher advocacy, Photo Blog

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     

  • January 13 2014

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • New ILP training shows how the ILP supports college and career readiness for all – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
    • CIITS password reset
    • Next CIITS webcast is January 23
    • Felicia Cumings Smith to Work for the National Institute for School Leadership (Attachment)
    • School Improvement Grant (SIG) RFA Posted
    • FY14 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Sustainability Grant RFAs Posted
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • January 6 2014

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Update
    • STEM Program Grant Opportunity
    • KOSSA Testing Deadlines
    • Senate Bill 97 Update
    • PGES Webcast
    • Operation Preparation Update (Attachment)
    • Nominations for Dr. Johnny Grissom Award due January 15 (Attachment)
    • 2014-2015 SEEK Trend Web Form Available
    • Healthy Nutrition Environment in Schools (Attachment)
    • Restraint and Seclusion Documentation
    • Save the Date for the TALK Conference (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Education and the General Assembly; Teacher quality; Some of our favorite things
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 16 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Inquiries about Read to Achieve Grant Application
    • Call for Reviewers for Read to Achieve Grant
    • CIITS passwords reset
    • Update for Teachscape participants
    • Healthy Nutrition Environment in Schools
    • Operation Preparation participation
    • Kentucky Teacher - Cracking the coding challenge; Teacher of the Year column; Angry Birds Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • December 9 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Superintendent conference PowerPoint now available (Attachment)
    • Districts may still sign up for Operation Preparation 2014
    • Read to Achieve - Request for Application (RFA)
    • Kentucky Teacher – PGES Update, Thoughts from Kentucky’s middle school Teacher of the Year
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • December 2 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Operation Preparation—March 2014 – ACTION REQUESTED
    • PGES Webcasts
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superintendent effectiveness system, Preparing “students of promise”, Funding impact
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 25 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • USED Changes ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal Process (Attachment)
    • Operation Preparation—March 2014 – ACTION REQUESTED
    • Superintendent Evaluation Report Due by Dec. 20, 2013
    • Intervention Tab in Infinite Campus
    • Program Reviews
    • Redbook Update (Attachment)
    • 2nd Annual Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) Conference – HOLD THE DATE! (Attachment)
    • SOAR Summit
    Kentucky Teacher – Happy Thanksgiving!
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 18 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • National Education Week – PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL EDUCATORS
    • KSBIT update – future webcast (Three Attachments)
    • Education Matters program on poverty tonight
    • Advanced Placement honor roll
    • eTranscript update
    • 2013-14 Math and Science Partnership/Math and Science Partnership *special* RFA Awards
    • 2013 School Law Book supplements are here!
    Kentucky Teacher – Science standards, TOY, student council photos coming next week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 12 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Feedback Requested as KDE Prepares Application for Renewal of Kentucky’s ESEA Waiver (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)
    • Update on Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2014 Application Available
    • Revised Title I, Part A Reward Allocations
    • ASSIST scheduled maintenance
    • Archived webcast on KEN and future plans now available
    • Teacher survey on Common Core – will send to teachers later this week (Attachment)
    • Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology Systems (CIITS) Update
    • Free Professional Learning for K-3 Teachers
    • 2nd Annual Let’s TALK (Teaching Advocates Leading Kentucky) Conference
    • Kentucky Teacher - Student work ethic, road to becoming teacher of the year coming

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • November 4 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KDE Communicates Critical Information to District Personnel via E-mail Lists
    • School Information is Critical to Accurate Distribution of Test Booklets
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Implementation Survey
    • Integrating the CCSS into Your Local School Curriculum and Assessments Webinar
    • 2014 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA and Call for Reviewers
    • Kentucky Teacher – Transitional courses, academic standards, photo blog coming up

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 28, 2013

    ​​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.


    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • URGENT – STATUS OF OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR KENTUCKY EMPLOYEES HEALTH PLAN (KEHP) (Attachment)
    • Redbook Clarification on Cake walks
    • Comment requested on SIG application process
    • Minority Superintendent Internship Program accepting applications
    • Nominations Sought for the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award (Attachment)
    • Kentucky ACT State Organization 2013 Annual Conference (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Superheroes, school librarian features coming up next week

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

  • October 21 2013

    ​​ As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP) 2014 Information
    • Affordable Care Act – Training Opportunity
    • Data on Home School Students (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Teachers of the Year, School strategies for student success
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • October 14, 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • 2014 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA posted
    • Kentucky Teacher - Kentucky Board of Education talks budget, CTE teacher lauded for college- and career-readiness work; 2013 Teacher of the Year ends reign
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     
  • October 7 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Current Status of the Federal Shutdown
    • Important information for public employees on health insurance (KEHP vs. kynect) (Two attachments)
    • Affordable Care Act – Implementation Guide Posted to KDE Website
    • 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
    • 2014 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA
    • Kentucky Teacher - Learning from failure, Schools to Watch, Internet safety photos coming
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • September 30 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Superintendent Professional Growth and Effectiveness System website location and link available soon!
    • From the Attorney General – Your duties as superintendents in distributing written information explaining the Open Records and Open Meetings Acts and proper records retention and management pursuant to KRS 15.257 and 171.223 (Attachments)
    • Draft High School Arts Standards Public Review
    • ARRA Jobs Reporting Reminder – Report due on job estimates relative to ARRA grants; Due date for submission, Monday, October 7 (Attachments)
    Kentucky Teacher - Hands-on learning, schools teaching schools, two columns on tap
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 23 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Unbridled Learning assessment and accountability results released this week (9-23-13)
    • ATTENTION! Districts Interested in Applying for District of Innovation
    • Clarification on Gap Data Due in ASSIST by October 1
    • KDE Highlights the Best Practices of Schools and Districts
    • REL Appalachia Workshop: Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4-8 (Attachment)
    • PPGES’ Use of Val-Ed 360 – Basic Information (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Meet KDE Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd; Visit the new innovative STEAM Academy
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • September 16 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Restraint and seclusion and the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports
    • AdvancED – KDE Diagnostic Review Evaluator (Team Member) Application (Attachment)
    • UK Innovate-to-Learn Institute
    • Kentucky Teacher – Kindergarten screen opportunities; Minority Superintendent Program Success; Photo Blog
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 9 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Nominations being sought for KSB Advisory Board members (Attachment)
    • Deadline Has Passed for Websited Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information
    • Reminder of National Suicide Prevention Week
    • Career Camps for Non-Traditional Program
    • Affordable Care Act-Required Marketplace Notice
    • Kentucky Teacher - PGES Field Test results; Education apps and programs; Teacher preparation
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • September 3 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Renaissance Learning Interim Assessment Data added to CIITS (Attachment)
    • Updates to CIITS – Please Share with Teachers
    • CIITS Peer Observer Training Module Released – Please Share with Teachers
    • Kentucky Teacher – CCR improvement, high school boot camp this week
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 26 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • FY 2014 Grant Allocations
    • Legal guidance on religion in schools
    • Don’t Forget Communication with School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Councils
    • All students welcome to apply for the 2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council
    • PGES Webcasts
    • New Requirements for CDL Physicals
    • Kentucky Teacher features on Districts of Innovation and Collaborating for CTE
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • August 19 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Next PGES Webcast August 28
    • PGES and Area Technology Centers
    • Education Events in the News
    • Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information (Deadline – August 31, 2013)
    • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • Federal Grants Closeout Reminder
    • Capital Funds Request (CFR)
    • District Payment Registers
    • How to Access Photos from the Aug. 8 Recognition Ceremony Celebrating SB i97 at the Capitol Rotunda and Link to Recording Ceremony
    • New Phone System at KDE
    • Kentucky Teacher: “The Right Answer” curriculum and financial literacy and economic lessons
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 13 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Participant Web collector
    • Kentucky Department of Education online survey on agency’s customer service
    • 2013-14 Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Schools Forum (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Mapping out learning; State board meeting action; Teachers as arts students Photo Blog

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • August 5 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Round 2 Open in Race to the Top—District Competition
    • All students welcome to apply for the 2013-14 Next-Generation Student Council
    • Kentucky Teacher - Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs; Networks develop teacher leaders; Back to School
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 29 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • eTranscript
    • PGES Statewide Implementation Language
    • PGES Newsletter
    • PGES Webcasts
    • CIITS Implementation Sharing (Attachment)
    • Reminder on student teacher training on restraint/seclusion regulation
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Resource to Assist with Implementation of 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (Attachment)
    • 2014 Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants, Special Project Grants and Call for Reviewers
    • Save the Date: Creating 21st-century Communities and Schools Mini-Summit
    • Kentucky Teacher – Keeping students in schools past age 16

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • July 22 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Tremendous Response to Online Training for 704 KAR 7:160, Physical Restraint in Public Schools; Capacity of System has been Increased to Accommodate Large Number of Users
    • Mathematics Professional Learning Opportunity
    • Kentucky Teacher - Meet new KBE member Grayson Boyd; PD for special populations teachers; Teachers become students of history
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 15 2013

    ​​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Clarification regarding the “all school personnel” training requirement for 704 KAR 7:160, Use of Physical Restraint in Public Schools
    • CIITS new school year rollover – How to find Student Level Data
    • Questionnaire: District Application and Recruitment Systems (August 16 deadline to complete one questionnaire per district.)
    • KDE Customer Service Survey
    • Annual Seminar for School District Health Coordinators
    • Kentucky Teacher – Meet New KBE Member Trevor Bonnstetter; Unbridled Learning in photos

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 8 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Message from Tommy Floyd, New KDE Chief of Staff
    • SB 97 Update: 88 Districts Have Completed Required Steps in ASSIST (Attachment)
    • PGES pilot web collector (Attachments)
    • PGES Leadership support for PGES
    • PGES peer observer training modules
    • PGES Year-at-a-glance – Please Share with All PGES Pilot Participants
    • New number of school districts
    • Tentative FY14 Title III LEP and Immigrant Allocations and Intent to Participate
    • Kentucky Teacher – College/career-readiness for blind/visually impaired students; the latest on Blitz to 96
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • July 1 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • HOLD THE DATE; Superintendents’ Summit to be Held on September 5, 2013 in Frankfort
    • Update on SB 97
    • Restraint and Seclusion Online Training
    • New Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIITS) 15.0 Release – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • New CIITS Permissions for PGES pilot
    • Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information
    • New TELL Data Dashboard window open until July 30
    • 2012-13 Minority Recruitment and Retention (MERR) Report due on or before July 31
    • Verification of School List for School Report Card (SRC) (Attachment) – DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION JULY 5
    • Health/First Aid Rooms in Schools
    • Website Data Collection on Superintendents’ Contracts and Benefits Information
    • Information on Civil Rights Data Collection (Attachments)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Raising college/career-readiness; Compulsory school attendance age
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • June 24 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Education bills take effect
    • SB 8/HB 354 Changes to School Safety Requirements for Schools
    • Raising Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18; Can Apply for Planning Grant Beginning June 26 (Attachment)
    • Blitz to 96
    • ARRA Jobs Reporting Reminder – Report due on job estimates relative to ARRA grants: Due date for submission, Friday, July 5 (Attachments)
    • 2013-14 SEEK Forecast
    • FY 2013 Financial Contracts
    • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds – Application (Attachment)
    • SFCC Escrow Funds
    • KSBIT Update
    Kentucky Teacher – Kentucky Core Academic Standards, PGES and effective teaching

     

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • June 18 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Effective Teaching Conference This Week
    • New Forms and Instructions for Federal Cash and ARRA Requests beginning July 1, 2013 (Attachments)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Incorporating the arts, summer food bus among the stories this week

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • June 11 2013

    ​​Due to technical issues, you are receiving the Monday E-mail on Tuesday.
     
    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • June 19 Superintendents’ Webcast Cancelled
    • Kentucky eTranscript Initiative Streamlines the College Admissions Process (Attachment)
    • District Verification Needed for Fall 2013 Report (Attachment) – Note: June 21 deadline
    • QualitlyCore formative items to be made available in CIITS
    • CIITS Training – PLEASE SHARE WITH PD COORDINATORS
    • ESEA side-by-side comparisons (Attachments)
    • Reminder of Process to Apply for Grant Related to Implementation of SB 97 Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age from 16 to 18
    • Guidance Document for Implementation of 704 KAR 19:002, Alternative Education Programs (Attachment)
    • Implementation of HB 182 SEEK Funding for Children of District Employees (Attachment)
    • Implementation of HB 182 – Frequently Asked Questions (Attachment)
    • PPGES Training (Attachment) – Attention Principals
    • Joint Letter Regarding Uninterrupted Scholar’s Act (Attachment)
    • “Redbook” Approval Complete

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • June 3 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • HB 182 Guidance – SEEK Funding for Students Whose Parents are District Employees
    • Kentucky Teacher – Preschool 1:1 and Common Core State Standards
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • May 28 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail on Tuesday that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail on Tuesday as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Training on the restraint and seclusion law
    • Best Practice Summit
    • Extended Employment Plans and Report for Agricultural Education Teachers (Attachments)
    • PGES 2013-14 Pilot Principals Learning Opportunity (Attachment)
    • Fidelity (Performance) Bond Submission
    • Bond of Depository Submission NEW!
    • Kentucky Teacher – Science teachers, Calloway CCR in Kentucky Teacher next week

    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
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  • May 20 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Register now for effective teaching conference (Attachment) – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • FY 2014 Tentative Grant Allocations
    • Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) – Web-based Data Collection Tool (Attachments)
    • Gateways to Independence Institute
    • Kentucky Teacher - Farm to table learning; Professional Learning Community at work; Fishy competition

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
  • May 13 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Embargoed TELL Kentucky Results available
    • Twitter Town Hall May 15
    • PGES Statewide Pilot Webcast Reminder
    • Kentucky Teacher – Principal Professional Growth and Effectiveness System; African American history class
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • April 29 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KDE chief of staff named
    • Deadline for District of Innovation applications
    • Competency-based Education Survey to be completed by Principals
    • Capital Funds Request (CFR)
    • Food that’s in when school is out (Attachment)
    • Mathematics professional learning opportunity
    • Equine Youth Festival winners
    • Kentucky Teacher – An early start to college/career-readiness, CPE and Earth Day
     
    Also, take a look at the items under the section titled “Items from Outside Agencies”.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • April 22 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KDE to Apply for Carryover Waiver; Feedback Invited (Attachments)
    • Supporting Early Learning Success
    • FY 2014 Tentative Grant Allocations
    • Financial Reporting and Auditing Workshops
    • TPGES Lync Online sessions now available
    • Deadline extended for Kentucky Teacher Fellows
    • Operation Preparation follow-up
    • Kentucky Teacher – A recipe for life; professional learning; STLP Photo Blog
     
    Also rember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • April 15 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Statewide teacher and principal effectiveness system bill signed
    • The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky kicks off
    • College- and Career-Readiness Progress Celebrated
    • Hope Street Group Fellows deadline reminder
    • Operation Preparation Survey Reminder
    • CIITS State Level Resource Agreement (Attachment)
    • Professional Learning that meets your needs
    • Change in Title II, Part A Teacher Quality Budget Submission
    • Competency-based Education Survey
    • 2013 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA Awards
    • Vocational Education Payments
    • Federal Reimbursement Files of health benefits
    • General Information about Employers’ Responsibilities regarding health coverage (Attachment)
    • Students asked to design a jockey silk for Derby (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Science and Social Studies Standards and other state board news; Legislative impact on educators
     
    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • April 8 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Response from Kentucky School Boards Association (Bill Scott) to Additional Questions on KSBIT (Attachment)
    • Flexibility Use of Title I and Other Federal Dollars by Applying the ESEA Flexibility Waiver
    • Information on Alternative Education Regulation (704 KAR 19:002) (Attachment)
    • 2013 Migrant Education Summer Programming Initiative RFA Awards
    • Summer Learning Camps (Attachments)
    Kentucky Teacher – Student Growth; Leadership and School Culture; Student Enrichment; Photo Blog

    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

     
  • March 25 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    Follow-up letter to Bill Scott (KSBA) re questions related to KSBIT (Attachment)
    • TELL Kentucky Survey Closes Friday
    • Next superintendents’ webcast on Tuesday – March 26
    • 2013 Project lead the Way (PLTW) RFA Awards – Biomedical Sciences, Energy Technology, and Engineering Pipeline
    • Appropriate Use of School Food Services Funds
    • ARRA Jobs Reporting Reminder – Report due on job estimates relative to ARRA grants; Due date for submission, Friday, April 5 (Attachments)
    • 2012-13 Safe Schools Extract Enhancement
    • CIITS Educator Development Suite coming
      ACT Test Score Study – Superintendents and Principals Asked to Respond
    • Need to submit “Intent to Adopt Form” on teacher/leader evaluation by Friday
      Nominations open for teacher awards
    • Effective Teaching Conference – Save the Date – June 19-21
    • Next Generation Academies for Arts Integration: World Languages and the Arts
    • Kentucky Teacher – A new take on vocabulary lessons; Operation Preparation 2013; Kentucky’s Deaf History
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
  • March 18 2013

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Graduation Bill Signed
    • Superintendent Transparency News Conference Video
    • Live Lync Online sessions to support TPGES implementation coming soon!
    • Let’s TALK: Conversations about Effective Teaching Conference
    • Encourage teachers and principals to participate in TELL Kentucky Survey
    • Need to submit Intent to Adopt Form on teacher/leader evaluation by March 29
    • General Finance Update
    • FY 14 Tentative Preschool Allocation
    • ACT, Inc. Conducts Test Score Study
    • Kentucky Teacher – Learning through horses; Celebrating with blue tongues; Sweet Sixteen photo fun
     
    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • March 12 2013

    ​My apologies for you receiving this on Tuesday; there was a power outage yesterday that prevented us from sending this message.

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail on Tuesday combines several items into one communication.
    • TELL Kentucky Survey off to a good start; encourage teachers and principals to participate
    • Need to Submit Intent to Adopt Form on Teacher/Leader Evaluation by March 29
    • Superintendents’ and Principals’ Participation Requested by ACT on Survey Focused on Use of Data to Improve School Systems
    • Draft IDEA Application for SH 2013-14 open for public comment
    • Accessing professional learning opportunities/resources in PD 360
    • Kentucky Teacher – Flipped Classrooms, Student Voice Survey, Insights for Prospective Teachers
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
  • March 4 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, here is a Monday E-Mail that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • TELL Survey is now open
    • IEP Development Guidance
    • 2012-13 SEEK Final Calculation
    • Need to Submit Intent to Adopt Form on Teacher/Leader Evaluation by March 29
    • KACTE Summer Conference Career Pathway RFA
    • Kentucky Teacher – TELL Survey, Superintendent of the Year, Commissioner’s Comments, Photo Blog

    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 25 2013

    ​​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
    • Professional Development from the Southern Regional Education Board Available this Summer (Attachments)
    • Text of Commissioner’s Speech at KSBA Conference (Attachment)
    • USDOE Designated Teacher Shortage Areas for 2013-2014 School Year
    • Foreign F-1 Visa Students
    • Kindergarten Screen 2013-14 Kick-Off Message – Superintendent to have appropriate district contact for this program to complete the survey (only one per district)
    • Revised “Important Due Dates for Superintendents” Document on KDE Website
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon School Award Winners
    • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds – Applications (Attachment)
    • Information regarding HB 172 from Commissioner Holliday (Attachment)
    • University of Kentucky Gatton College’s Applied Project Management Course
    • Deadline extended for Kentucky Equine Youth Festival Essay and Art Contests
    • Kentucky Teacher – Arts and Humanities Support: Using student feedback; Caring about policy; Photo Blog

    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • February 18 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    • Special KBE Meeting on Monticello Independent
    • Alternative high school diploma
    • TELL Pre-survey webinars available
    • End-of-Course Standards in CIITS
    • Kentucky Teacher - Learning from energy efficiency; real world science and 21st century skills

    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.

    Also, remember to review the items from the Outside Agencies section.
  • February 11 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:

    • Operation Preparation
    • 2013 Mathematics and Science Partnerships RFA Awards Announced
    • Facilities:  School Safety and Security (Attachment)
    • Ed Jobs Monitoring
    • New features in CIITS
    • Kentucky Teacher:  ILPs; Priority School Progress; Teacher of the Year reflections and Photo Blog
     
    Also, remember to review the Items from the Outisde Agencies section.
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
  • February 4 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • ACT Survey request - Your Voice makes all the difference (Will be e-mailed to teachers)
    • Participation in Operation Preparation (Attachments)
    • 2013-2014 Seek Forecast
    • Results of Interactive Poll from the January 24 Superintendents’ Webcast (Attachment)
    • Correction to Gap Map Showing Students with Disabilities and Gap Maps Now Available in Grey Scale
    • Program Review Content to be in ASSIST Soon
    • Update on Submission of CDIPs and CSIPs
    • Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Pre-Survey Webinars
    • Updated CIITS Usage Maps and RTTT Performance Measures Available
    • New features in CIITS
    • The Kentucky Center Institute for ECE & Arts Integration
    • Kentucky Teacher – Preparing for Health/PE Program Reviews, Professional Growth, TELL Kentucky
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the Items from the Outside Agencies section.
  • January 28 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Declaration of Participation FY 2014
    • Digital Learning Day – February 6
    • Social Studies Standards Update
    • Kentucky Teacher – Reading, graduating, TOY highlighted
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the Items from the Outside Agencies section.
     
  • January 22 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail on Tuesday combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Focus on School Safety
    • Governor’s Proclamation on Earthquake Awareness Month (Attachments)
    • Kentucky Green Ribbon Schools 2013 Application Available
    • New Operation Preparation Resources
    • National Core Arts Framework now available
    • New FERPA rules for Foster Students
    • Kentucky Equine Youth Festival
    • 2013 Kentucky Equine Youth Festival Essay and Art Contests (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Districts test PGES; commissioner’s school visits
    Also, remember to review the items from Outside Agencies section
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
  • January 14 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • KSBIT assessment on districts
    • 2012-13 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA Awards
    • 2013-14 SEEK Forecast
    • Optional January Growth Factor Report due to KDE
    • Digital Learning Day
    • PGES Winter Summit
    • Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award
    • Kentucky Teacher – Education, Legislation, Virtual Choir, Special School Visits
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the Items from Outside Agencies section.
     
  • January 7 2013

    As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, this Monday E-Mail combines several items into one communication.
     
    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • New data available in CIITS – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Sending CIITS Express Test Results to Gradebook (Attachment) – PLEASE SHARE WITH TEACHERS
    • Science Standards final draft released Jan. 8
    • PGES Winter Summit Reminder
    • Innovative Alternative Calendars (2013-14)
    • Migrant Education Summer Programming Initiative RFA
    • This week in Kentucky Teacher
     
    If you have questions about the specific items, please see the contact information for each item.
     
    Also, remember to review the Items from Outside Agencies section.

Archived Messages
This section of the Web site is an archive of the Monday Superintendent E-mail Messages before December 10, 2012.