Monday Superintendent's Emails

Published: 2/24/2015 1:11 PM

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  • June 27 2016

    ​MONDAY MESSAGE - JUNE 27, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • June 20 2016

    ​MONDAY MESSAGE - JUNE 20, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • June 13 2016

    ​MONDAY MESSAGE - JUNE 13, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • June 6 2016

    ​MONDAY MESSAGE - JUNE 6, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT

     

  • May 31 2016

    ​MONDAY MESSAGE ON TUESDAY - MAY 31, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • May 23 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER'S MONDAY MESSAGE - MAY 23, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • May 16 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER'S MONDAY MESSAGE ON TUESDAY - MAY 16, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION STEPHEN L. PRUITT

     

  • May 9 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER'S MONDAY MESSAGE - MAY 9, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER STEPHEN L. PRUITT
  • May 2 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER’S MONDAY MESSAGE – MAY 2, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER STEPHEN L. PRUITT
     
  • April 25 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER’S MONDAY MESSAGE – APRIL 25, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER STEPHEN L. PRUITT
     
  • April 18 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER’S MONDAY MESSAGE – APRIL 18, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER STEPHEN L. PRUITT
     
     
  • April 11 2016

    ​COMMISSIONER'S MONDAY MESSAGE - APRIL 11, 2016
    FROM COMMISSIONER STEPHEN L. PRUITT​​
  • April 4 2016

    ​In this edition of Commissioner’s Monday Message on April 4, 2016, you will find articles on the following:
    • Application Window Opens for the Non-Traditional Instruction Program
    • Announcing 2016 Kentucky Center Academies for Arts & Arts Integration
    • 21st Century Community Learning Center FY16 Grant Awards
    • School District FY2016 Financial Audit Contract Information Available
    • Revised Title I, Part A Allocations and Award Notifications Available
    • Corbin 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program Wins National Award
    • PGES Summative Evaluation Resources
    • 2016-17 Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) Guidance
    • KSB Opens Gateways to Independence Registration
    • Register Now for Rescheduled Global Symposium (Attachment)
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Bo Matthews, Barren County
    • Commissioner’s Blog: “Challenging Ourselves to Move Beyond Our Comfort Zones”
    • Couch Named Among Top 25 by Government Technology Magazine
    • Coming Up in Kentucky Teacher: The sweet spot of agriculture education; Studying the science of music and Distributing influence
     
    Also, be sure to check out the section with items from outside organizations.
  • March 28 2016

    ​As part of our effort to streamline communications and cut down on the number of e-mails you receive, KDE is now doing one weekly communication message titled Commissioner’s Monday Message.
     
    In this first edition of the Commissioner’s Monday Message, you will find articles from KDE on the following:
    • Registration Now Open for 2016 Persistence to Graduation Summit (Attachment)
    • Registration for the May 2, 2016, Superintendents’ Summit
    • Town Hall Schedule (Attachment)
    • Registration for Training for the Federal Grant Management, Application and Planning System
    • Superintendent’s Spotlight Featuring Benny Lile, Metcalfe County
    • Commissioner’s Blog Titled “The Most Effective Test Prep is Good Teaching”
    • Commissioner Pruitt to Appear on Kentucky Newsmakers on Sunday
    • Coming Up this Week in Kentucky Teacher: Relationships key to learning, Students soaring toward college thanks to Falcon Academy and Making peer evaluation work
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Event for Students, their Families and School Staff
    • KSB Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service Award
     
    Also, be sure to check out the section with items from outside organizations.
  • March 21 2016

    ​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 Title II, Part A Allocations and Award Notifications
    • New High School Feedback Reports Available for Review
    • Education Feedback Survey Coming
    • Training Registration for the Federal Grant Management, Application and Planning System
    • Superintendent and Finance Officer Skype Sessions Scheduled for GMAP
    • Zika Virus
    • Registration for the May 2, 2016, Superintendents’ Summit
    • Town Hall Schedule (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Bending the commissioner’s ear; Planning for tomorrow today; Co-teaching means taking risks together; Science – NEW!
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, March 18, 2016.
     
    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 14 2016

    ​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 Title II, Part A Allocations and Award Notifications
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge
    • New High School Feedback Reports are Available for Review
    • Statewide Training Registration for the Federal Grant Management, Application and Planning System
    • Kentucky Teacher – Taking on the gap; Districts backing National Board certification; Diamonds in the rough; Literacy
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, March 11, 2016.
     
    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 7 2016

    ​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 School Breakfast Week! (Attachment)
    • Save the Date: Statewide Training for the Federal Grant Management, Application and Planning System
    • Registration Underway for Postsecondary Prep Program for Blind, Visually Impaired
    • Upcoming Brigance K-Screen Training of Trainer Sessions
    • Recipes now accepted for First Lady’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
    • State Health Insurance Vitality Checks and Health Assessments due by May 1
    • Kentucky Teacher – Performance earns Blue Ribbon at SCAPA; Photoblog: Cat, hat, reading is where it’s at; Taking college prep to another level; Teacher mindset can change student futures; Library Media
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, March 4, 2016.
     
    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 29 2016

    ​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 School Boards Association PowerPoint and KDE Contacts (Attachments)
    • Districts Recognized for Meeting Commonwealth Commitment Goals
    • Student and School Success Listening Tour
    • USED Guidance on the Use of Federal Funds to Support Summer Learning
    • Pupil Transportation Update
    • Summer School Service Program
    • Kentucky Teacher – Students use folklore to connect cultures; Academic competition comes to KSD; Accountability – Taking the time to get it right; Raising our voices to lift teachers up; World Languages/Global Competency
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, February 26, 2016.
     
    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 22 2016

    ​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:
    • For Districts Utilizing Infinite Campus for Student Voice Surveys
    • Save the Date Flyer: TALK Conference (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Braille Competition; Helping Teachers Find their Voice
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, February 19, 2015.
     
    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 15 2016

    ​Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    USED Guidance on Testing
    2016-2017 School Grants for Health Kids: Apply Today!
    FY 2017 Declaration of Participation Notification
    Certified Evaluation Plans Due May 15
    Save the Date Flyer: TALK Conference (Attachment)
    Kentucky Teacher – A look at this week’s articles

    Click here to view Fast Five articles, February 12, 2015.

    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 8 2016

    ​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:
    • Verification of School and District Profile Data for School Report Card – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Infinite Campus to Provide Update for Special Education Documents
    • School Bus Drivers Recognized
    • Nominations Sought for Exemplary A5/A6 Programs
    • Save the Date for the 2016 Persistence to Graduation Summit!
    • Kentucky Teacher – A look at this week’s articles
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, February 5, 2015.
     
    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 1 2016

    ​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 All-STARS Survey Winners Announced
    • 2015 State School Bus Safety Poster Contest
    • Scholarship Available for Child of School Transportation Employees
    • Kentucky Association of Pupil Transportation (KAPT) Education Scholarship Award Program
    • Kentucky Teacher – A look at this week’s articles
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, January 29, 2015.
     
    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 25 2016

    ​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 This Thursday, January 28
    • Resources to Support Quality Health Care and Education for Every Child
    • Division for Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) Guidance
    • 2016 Project Lead The Way (Biomedical and Engineering) RFA
    • 2016 Energy Technology RFA
    • 2016 Equipment Assistance (Round 2) RFA
    • Initial Evaluator Training (Last Opportunity for 2015-16) – February 2-3
    • Kentucky Teacher – A look at this week’s articles

    Click here to view Fast Five articles, January 22, 2015.
     
    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 11 2016

    ​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:
    • Kindergarten Readiness Prior Settings Report Now Available (Attachment)
    • Optional January Growth Factor Report Due to KDE (Attachment)
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Bias/Sensitivity and Content Reviews (Attachment)
    • Time to Keep Your Promise! – PLEASE SHARE WITH STAFF
    • Kentucky Teacher – A look at this week’s articles
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, January 8, 2015.
     
    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 4 2016

    ​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:
    • Letter from USED on Safe Learning Environments for All Children
    • 2015-2016 SEEK Projected Shortfall
    • 2016-2017 SEEK Forecast – Action Required
    • January Superintendents’ Webcast
    • Student Voice Survey within Infinite Campus is Ready to be Configured – Please share with District Administration and Pertinent Student Voice Personnel
    • Time for College-Bound Seniors to Fill Out the FAFSA
    • Coalition Launches Student Competition, Targets Paying for College
    • Kentucky Teacher – New more modern look for flagship publication; a look ahead to the upcoming legislative session; and meet the Kentucky Board of Education’s newest member
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, December 18, 2015.
     
    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 14 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:
    • Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Goals
    • 2015-2016 SEEK Projected Shortfall (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Science teachers getting a better handle on standards; Taking time to enjoy the view during the journey

    Click here to view Fast Five articles, December 11, 2015.
     
    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 7 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:
    • State Offices Closed on Inauguration Day
    • Kentucky Board of Education to Meet
    • First-Ever Standards Released for Supervisors of School Principals
    • Statewide Launch of the Federal Grant Management System in Spring 2016
    • Kentucky All STARS Video Now Available
    • Kentucky Teacher – Microsoft certification made easier; Hope floats in Wayne County
    • KCSS Terroristic Threatening in the Schools Workshop
    • Notice to Districts and Schools Regarding Change to 703 KAR 5:070: Please Cease Practice of Student-Initiated Accommodations Immediately
    • Register now for the Next Persistence to Graduation Webinar!
     
    Click here to view Fast Five articles, December 4, 2015.
     
    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 30 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:
    Kentucky Board of Education to Meet
    Technology Upgrade Scheduled; Note Potential Service Outages
    Submissions Sought for Superintendents’ Spotlight
    FY16 Learn and Launch Grant Awards
    Kentucky Teacher - Every Student Succeeds; Tech Tools Immerse Students In Social Studies; The Power of Student Voice; Hands-on Science for Teacher and 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.
  • November 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:
    U.S. Education Department Announces New Guidance to Help Student with Disabilities as Part of 40th Anniversary of IDEA Law
    Technology Upgrade Scheduled; Note potential service outages
    Kentucky Teacher – ‘I was supposed to be an architecture major’; Inquiry, Innovation and Action; Olweus program a powerful tool in the battle against bullying; Change is good

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, November 20, 2015.

    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 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:
    Talking to Students About Paris Attacks (Attachment) – Please share with teachers
    Student Data Privacy
    Kentucky Teacher – At 93, Bourbon County bus dispatcher is still sharing his love of learning; UK event shows high school girls it’s OK to love math

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, November 13, 2015. 

    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 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:
    • ​2016 21st Century Community Learning Centers
    • Grants Available for SREB Advanced Career STEM-focused Programs (Attachment)
    • Middle School CCR Goal in CSIP for 2015-16
    • Further Clarification on Arts Career Pathways (Attachment)
    • Dr. Samuel Robinson Award Notification Due November 19 (Attachment)
    • Math Design Collaborative Workshop Registration
    • Title II, Part A Final Allocations Released
    • Kentucky Teacher - Teachers learn in 20-minute bursts at TeachMeet; Commissioner meets with student advisory council; Shelby teachers find benefits in planning lessons together
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, November 6, 2015. 

    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 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:
    • Further Clarification on Arts Career Pathways
    • Transportation Growth Factor Adjustment
    • School Bus Orders
    • Reporting Requirements for Nonresident Students and Children of District Employees
    • Mandatory ACA Reporting Update
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series (November 13 deadline)
    • Median Student Growth Percentiles (MSGP) Available for Review in Infinite Campus
    • Educator Development Suite (EDS) to be Updated October 30th
    • Kentucky Teacher – My New Kentucky Home; Teaching in the Margins

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, October 30, 2015.
     
    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 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:
    • School Academic Liaison Grant Awards
    • New Codes for Medicaid Billing (Superintendents asked to share with any staff who bills for Medicaid and with District Health Coordinators.)
    • Guidance on IDEA
    • 2015 School Law Book Supplements are here!
    • Next Superintendents’ Webcast on October 29
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series
    • Resource Guide to Support Undocumented Students
    • Kentucky Teacher – Kentucky Teacher of the Year remains a student at heart; Teachers use tech, games and silence to keep students engaged; Measuring success as a process

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, October 23, 2015.
     
    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 19 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:
    • School Health Data Released
    • Munis Disaster Recovery Project
    • School and District Improvement Plans Due January 4
    • KDE to Offer Three Additional Program Review Audit Trainings
    • Kentucky Teacher – New teacher leaders splitting time between classroom and KDE; Lee County’s automotive students keep sweeping the competition

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, October 16, 2015.
     
    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 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:
    • PGES District Capacity Building Support Series (Apply by November 13)
    • Combatting Chronic Absenteeism
    • Kentucky Teacher - 10 Questions with Stephen L. Pruitt; Woodford County keeping a close eye on student readiness
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, October 9, 2015.
     
    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 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:
    Updated: Equitable Access to Effective Educators Regional Work Sessions
    2015-16 SEEK Tentative Calculation
    Districts of Innovation Application Deadline
    KDE Seeking Individuals to Serve on Teacher Tribunals
    School Readiness Summit Invitation (Attachment)
    Kentucky Teacher - Recruiting superheroes to develop safer schools; Taking flight toward careers in aerospace 

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, October 2, 2015

    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 28 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:
    New Member Appointed to the Kentucky Board of Education
    2014-15 Assessment and Accountability Data to be Released this Week
    USED Releases English Learner Tool Kit (Three Attachments)
    Growth Factor Ad Hoc Reports Reference Documentation (Attachment)
    Reminder – Summative Survey Submissions Due by October 2
    Infinite Campus Intervention Tab Update
    Dual Credit as a Dropout Prevention and Reengagement Strategy
    Kentucky Teacher – North Star project lights the way to smarter spending; Flipping over classrooms, crickets at conference

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, September 25, 2015

    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 21 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:
    • School Academic Liaison Grant RFA
    • New Gap and Proficiency Delivery Targets (Attachment)
    • IC Update Announcement
    • Equity Access to Effective Educators Regional Work Sessions
    • Kentucky Teacher – Hardin principal goes the extra mile to help her district implement PGES; 10 questions with Rhonda Sims
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, September 18, 2015.
     
    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 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:
    • Students Encouraged to Apply for Next-Generation Student Council – PLEASE SHARE WITH STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12
    • Summative Survey Due Wednesday, September 21
    • Infinite Campus Software Release Coming in Next Few Days
    • Novice Reduction Initiative (Attachment)
    • Global Competency/World Language Program Review update
    • Federal Guidance on Equity
    • KDE Seeking Individuals to Serve on Teacher Tribunals
    • Kentucky Teacher – It’s all a game for the History Teacher of the Year; wellness a priority at Livingston school

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, September 4, 2015.
     
    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 31 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:
    • Update on Commissioner Search
    • Continuous Improvement Summit
    • Elementary School Principals Asked to Complete Recess/Physical Education Study Survey
    • Correction on Date for Corbin Global Symposium (Attachment)
    • Correction on Contact Person for Reporting Requirements for Achievement Gap Due October 1
    • Persistence to Graduation Webinar on Credit Recovery - September 2
    • HOLD THE DATE! - KDE to Host Regional Work Sessions
    • Statewide Employee Health Plan (KEHP) 15-Day Dash Step (Two Attachments)
    • KASBO to Honor Outstanding School Business Officials in Kentucky (Attachment)
    • Kentucky Teacher – KSD opens doors, career pathways for more students; Allen County’s Laura Carter believes in keeping it real-world
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, August 28, 2015.
     
    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 24 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:
    • Registration Now Open for Upcoming Kentucky Global Symposia! (Three Attachments)
    • Equity Tab Information Sessions this Week
    • Register Now for Rural Education Conference (Attachment)
    • Call for AdvancED Diagnostic Review Team Members (Two Attachments)
    • 2015 Mathematics and Science Partnerships RFA Awards
    • 2015 Regional Dropout Prevention RFA Awards
    • Does your District Have a Culture of Innovation?
    • Visible Learning Event on October 15 (Attachment)
    • SB 97 Support – Join Professional Learning Community
    • New Request for Proposals (RFP) to be Issued for Improved Broadband Access
    • Kentucky Teacher – Carter custodian does so much more than sweep floors;
    Rockcastle science teacher champions student engagement
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, August 21, 2015.
     
    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 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 that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • Kentucky Education Technology System Delivers on Upgrades
    • Grants Available for Environment Education
    • School Safety Report Due Out Tuesday
    • District Payment Registers
    • Kentucky Global Schools Network: FY16 Learn and Launch Grant
    • Equity Tab in School Report Card
    • Kentucky Teacher – Henderson County early childhood program recognized; New tool helps build early childhood support

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, August 14, 2015.
     
    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 10 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:
    • Data Entry and Verification Deadlines Extended – ACTION REQUIRED
    • Correction: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grants
    • Kentucky North Star Project Nets School Districts more than $2 Million
    • Recess/Physical Education Survey – ACTION REQUIRED OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
    • Universal Meal Service Program Available – ACTION REQUIRED BY AUGUST 31
    • Growth Factor Report (Attachment)
    • Transportation – Cost per Mile Calculator
    • Memo Sent to District Auditors Concerning Results of FY 2013-14 Audit Review (Attachment)
    • GASB 68 – KTRS On Behalf Payments & Net Pension Liability
    • Kentucky Teacher – Oldham 1st graders get intensive literacy instruction; Alternative Programs of Distinction spotlighted
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, August 7, 2015.
     
    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 3 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:
    • New High School Feedback Reports Are Available for Review – Action Required
    • Fully leveraging Title I, Part A funds (Attachment)
    • Mathematics Professional Learning Experience
    • Educational documentary screening and discussion scheduled
    • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) FY15 RFA Awards
    • 2015-16 Constitutionally Protected Prayer Certification (Attachment) – Action Required
    • Kentucky Teacher – Math teachers sharpen their skills; Migrant summer program in Madison County featured
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, July 31, 2015.
     
    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 27 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:
    • Hold September 17 for Superintendents’ Summit – Go Ahead and Register Using the Link Below
    • School Readiness Toolbox/Video Available
    • Free Fall ILP Trainings for District/School Administrators, Teachers and Counselors
    • First Release of 2015 K-PREP Student Test Data
    • U.S. Department of Education Read Where You Are Launch July 29
    • Kentucky Teacher – Art is the real attraction for teachers at Berea workshops
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, July 24, 2015.
     
    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 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 that combines several items into one communication.
     

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

    • Federal Grant Closeout Reminder
    • State Grant Allocations and Award Notifications
    • FY15 Perkins Reserve Fund Grant
    • FY15 Equipment Assistance Grant
    • FY16 School Improvement Grant (SIG) RFA
    • Extension for Civil Rights Data Collection
    • Common Assignment Study – Units now available for download!
    • Superintendent PGES Takes Effect in 2015-16 SY
    • Kentucky Teacher  - Social justice education retreat helps teachers understand, apply lessons of the past

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, July 17, 2015.  

    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 13 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:
    • School Report Card to open for verification of non-testing information
    • Kentucky Board of Education special meeting video recording now available
    • Kentucky All Stars pilot survey
    • Career and Tech program receives national recognition
    • Kentucky Teacher – Teacher leadership changes the culture at Wayne County School
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, July 10, 2015.
     
    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 6 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:
    • FY 2015 Financial Audit Contracts
    • Fiscal Year 2016 New Forms and Instructions for Federal Cash Requests
    • Districts required to verify postings on KEPS (Kentucky Educator Placement Service) website
    • ASSIST updates and access (Diagnostics and assurances in ASSIST will be taken off-line July 15, 2015 while revisions and updates are made.)
    • U.S. Department of Education announces new ‘Skills for Success’ grant competition
    • Kentucky Teacher:  Going the extra mile for English language learners
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, June 26, 2015.
     
    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 29 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:
    • Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge results released
    • Assessment and Accountability Update
    • Kentucky educators chosen as Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) ambassadors
    • KDE is Seeking Feedback on Revised Draft Social Studies Standards
    • Electronic Submission of Construction Project Documents to KDE District Facilities Branch (DFB)
    • Kentucky Teacher – TELL survey results indicate teachers’ voices being heard
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, June 26, 2015.
     
    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.
     
    NOTE: There will not be a Fast Five on Friday e-mail this week due to the Fourth of July holiday. We will return to the normal schedule next week. Have a safe and happy 4th! 
     
  • June 22 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:
    • Commissioner’s Position Posted
    • FY16 Tentative Title III Limited English Proficiency Allocations
    • Kentucky Teacher – Teachers learn about fun and games for math classes at Let’s TALK conference
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, June 19, 2015.
     
    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 15 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:
    •    Commissioner position posted
    •    Feedback sought on Educator Equity Plan
    •    Kentucky Teacher – Marshall County elementary school’s Blue Ribbon status a cause for celebration

    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, June 12, 2015.

    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 8 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:
    • Reminder of EDS Notification from Superintendents Due to KDE June 15 (Action Requested)
    • Summer meals program gets underway
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) summer training for district and school leaders
    • Congratulations to the Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA)
    • Kentucky Teacher - Pikeville students plant the ideal garden for growing, learning throughout the year

     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, June 5, 2015.
     
    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 1 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 Updated Preliminary Federal Allocations
    • 2015 Empowering Effective Educators (E3FY15 Awards
    • 2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) RFA posted
    • Superintendent’s Annual Attendance Report
    • Global Symposium – clarification on who should attend
    • Kentucky Teacher – Middle schools making a difference for the environment; Graduation day a milestone for students and teachers
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, May 29, 2015.
     
    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 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 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:
    • Fidelity (Performance) Bond Submission
    • Bond Depository Submission
    • 2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) RFA posted
    • Kentucky Environmental Literacy Plan
    • Individual Learning Plan (ILP) summer training for district and school leaders
    • Register now for the Global Symposium (Attachment)
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together simulcast and commercial contest
    Kentucky Teacher – Ensuring all students’ access to effective teachers; Tompkinsville Elementary’s rise to Blue Ribbon status
    • Opportunity to Provide Input on the KBE’s Working Draft of the Characteristics for the Next Commissioner
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, May 22, 2015.
     
    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 18 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:
    • Title I, Part A tentative allocations posted
    • PGES4Me: In Focus Together
    • FY16 Preliminary Federal Allocations
    • Behavior Institute 2015: Hurry! …There is still time to register!!!
    Kentucky Teacher – Curriculum focus strengthens Covington summer program; Murray students get ready for exams
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, Week of May 11, 2015.
     
    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 11 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:
    • Many Standards/Content Area Webpages Have Moved (Attachment)
    • 2015 21st CCLC Grant Awards
    • Register now for the 2015 Continuous Improvement Summit
    Kentucky Teacher – Seeking schools’ opinions on the future of CIITS; expanding CTE opportunities in Adair County
     
    Click here to view Fast Five on Friday articles, Week of May 4, 2015.
     
    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 4 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:
    • Time to review district civil rights data
    • Find a Book, KY and participate in the 2015 Summer Reading Program
    Kentucky Teacher – Food brings two groups of Boyd County students together, and a leader in career and technical education reflects
    • Fast Five on Friday Articles – May 1, 2015 (Click here to access the articles listed below from Fast Five on Friday)
         - Link to Recording of and PowerPoint for the April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast
         - Register for the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit
         - Final Complete Legislative Summary
         - Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps: Digital Symposium 2015
         - PGES4Me: In Focus Together Simulcast
         - PGES4Me: In Focus Together Commercial Contest
         - Activating Teacher Leadership Institute
         - PGES Toolkit Free to Districts

    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 27 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:
    • Mandatory Indirect Cost Rate Adjustment Window Is Open (Deadline of May 22, 2015 To Complete)
    • National Board Certification Salary Reimbursement (Deadline May 8)
    • District Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Self-Assessment Tool (Two Attachments)
    • Important News Regarding Braille Usage
    • Increasing Engagement to Close Achievement Gaps: Digital Symposium 2015
    • Request for Principals to Complete Survey on Arts Education Programs (Deadline April 30)
    • Math Science Partnership RFA
    • 2015 Migrant Education Program FY15 Awards
    • Civil rights data collection temporarily delayed
    • Title IX Guidance Package now available
    • Kentucky Teacher – Riding toward a better understanding of STEM concepts, and collaborating with Colorado teachers
    • Reminder of Fast Five on Friday Articles – 4/24/15 (Click here to access)
        - Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review
        - April 30 Superintendents’ Webcast (Will include important information on the future of CIITS and how you can provide feedback on this issue)
        - CIITS Usage Reports Now Available
        - New Links to Motivational Videos from UK Basketball Players

    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 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 that combines several items into one communication.

    Please read the Monday E-mail as it contains information about the following KDE-related items:
    • FY16 Flexible Focus Preschool Allocations
    • 2015 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Grant Awards Posting
    • 2015 Project Lead the Way Grant Awards
    • Regional Dropout Prevention Grant Program RFA (Attachment)
    • Motivational videos from UK basketball players
    Kentucky Teacher – Emphasizing arts and humanities in Jessamine County, project-based learning in Anderson County
    • Reminder of Fast Five on Friday Articles - 4/17/15 (Click here to access)
    - Proposed Social Studies Standards for the Next Generation Now Available for Further Review (includes link to standards and timeline for extended review and approval process)
    - CIITS Usage Reports Now Available
    - Spanish Language Teachers Available – Critical Shortage Area
    - Next Superintendents’ Webcast on April 30
    - 2015 Superintendents’ Summit

    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 13 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:
    • KEHP LivingWell Promise (Attachment) – IMPORTANT
    • Timeline for further review of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies
    • Perkins Federal Reserve Grant
    • Spanish Language Teachers – Critical Shortage Area
    • Kentucky Teacher - Showcasing innovation at a statewide technology competition, and taking an innovative approach to ILPs
    • Reminder of Important Fast Five on Friday Articles – 4/10/15
       - Prichard Committee Report on Early Childhood Collaboration
       - Behavior Institute 2015
       - TELL Kentucky Survey Participation
       - Next Superintendents’ Webcast – April 30
       - 2015 Superintendents’ Summit
       - Updated FAFSA completion numbers for Kentucky high school seniors

    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 6 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:
    • Thank you and survey for Operation Preparation 2015
    • 2015-16 SEEK Forecast
    Kentucky Teacher – Studying law and justice in Scott Count, and doing more to prepare students for kindergarten
    • Retirement Announced (Attachment)
    • Guidance for Districts on Electronic Cigarettes
    • Effectively Using Staff Make-up Days: Let’s Talk Conference
    • Non-Traditional Instructional Program
     
    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 30 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:
    • Time is running out to TELL Kentucky (Closes March 31 at midnight.)
    • Guidance on electronic cigarettes
    • FY15 SEEK Shortfall Funding
    • Survey on Annual District Determinations Under IDEA (Please complete survey.)
    • Opting-out of Common Core State Standards and testing is NOT an option (Attachments)
    • Thank you for supporting Operation Preparation 2015 (Please complete survey.)
    • Kentucky Teacher – Spotlighting Kentucky’s top PE teachers and highlighting the acade mic core in CTE
    • Revised High School Feedback Reports Are Available for Review – ACTION REQUIRED

    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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
     

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