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  • Kentucky graduates gain on students nationwide on ACT

    8/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Kentucky public high school graduates turned in another strong performance on the ACT college-entrance exam, making significant gains over the past five years. While Kentucky public school graduates still trail those nationwide, the performance gap is narrowing.   See news release for more information.
  • Gifted Advisory Council to meet

    8/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

    The Gifted Advisory Council (GAC) will meet Monday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET in the State Board Room on the first floor of the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort. See news release for more information.
  • Future Health Professionals bring home national honors

    8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Kentucky students were among some of the top finishers at the recent 2014 HOSA –Future Health Professionals Conference held in Orlando, Fla.  See news release for more information.
  • Students encouraged to apply for Next-Generation Council

    8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for membership on the Next-Generation Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. See news release for more information.
  • Kentucky ESEA waiver extension approved

    8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM

    The United States Department of Education (USED) has approved Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. See news release for more information.
  • 137 schools to participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

    ​Nearly 56,700 students in 137 Kentucky elementary schools will enjoy fresh produce in the 2014-15 school year as part of a federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). See news release for more information.
  • Board approves regulations and global competency resolution

    8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Today, the Kentucky Board of Education took what board chair Roger Marcum called
    “an important next step” toward preparing students to be globally ready when it unanimously approved a resolution to include global readiness as part of the board’s college/career-readiness agenda. The action builds on the board’s decision in June to implement a World Language Program Review in high schools this year and in middle and elementary schools in the 2015-16 school year. See news release for more information.
  • Students excel at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

    8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Kentucky students were among some of the top finishers at the recent 2014 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  See news release for more information.
  • Board discusses transforming assessments to improve instruction

    8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

    At its annual retreat today, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed a new approach to assessments meant to more accurately measure students’ higher level skills and drive instructional improvement toward the goal of college/career-readiness for all students. See news release for more information.

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