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  • Input sought on federal waiver renewal application

    1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on its request for a four-year renewal of the federal waiver granting the state flexibility from certain requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 – reauthorized in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.​ See news release​ for more information. 
  • Half of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school

    1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Governor Steve Beshear announced today that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered kindergarten unprepared.​ See news release​​ for more information. 
  • Kentucky's graduation rate among top in the nation

    1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

    The latest numbers on the graduation rate are out from the United States Department of Education, and Kentucky is among the leaders nationwide. See news release for more information.
  • Vitato receives Milken Educator Award

    1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM

    ​​Allyson Vitato, principal at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School in the Jefferson County public school district, is Kentucky’s newest recipient of the Milken Educator Award​ and $25,000.​  See news release for more information.
  • Summer Food Service Program schools and non-profit trainings

    1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM

    ​Sponsors are being sought and training has been set for the 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for school and non-profit organizations. School districts, non-profit organizations – including churches and faith based organizations – and government entities are encouraged to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program and are invited to attend training. ​See news release​ for more information.​
  • Kentucky Core Academic Standards challenge issued

    8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Today, the Kentucky Department of Education, in cooperation with education advocacy groups across the state, kicked off the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge, a process for collecting feedback on the English/language arts and mathematics standards implemented in 2011.  See news release for more information.

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