2015 News Releases and Advisories

Published: 1/13/2016 9:46 AM

These news releases and advisories were issued by the Kentucky Department of Education in calendar year 2015.​

December 17, 2015
15-140 - Muhlenberg educator named Special Education Teacher of the Year
 
 
December 17, 2015
15-139 - Kentucky high school grad rate among top 10 in the nation
 
 
December 10, 2015
15-138 - Reauthorization of federal law presents opportunity for Kentucky education
 
 
December 9, 2015
15-137​ - Poverty is a factor in Kentucky's student's school readiness

 
December 9, 2015
15-136​ - Program Review task force to meet

 
December 9, 2015
15-135 - Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee to meet

 
December 7, 2015
15-134 - Kentucky students learn coding during Computer Science Week
 
 
December 7, 2015
15-133 - Kentucky​ Board of Education to meet
 
 
December 3, 2015
15-132​ - Commissioner names Program Review task force

 
November 24, 2015
15-131 - Kentucky schools on National Advanced Placement Honor Roll
 
 
November 19, 2015
15-130​ - Exceptional Children Advisory Panel to meet

 
November 16, 2015
15-129 - Summer Food Service Program seeks school and non-profit sponsors; training set
 
 
November 13, 2015
15-128 - SCAAC to meet
 
 
November 13, 2015
15-127 - kyhealthnow school health recognition event scheduled
 
 
November 9, 2015
15-126​ - Kentuckians selected as finalists for math, science teaching

 
November 6, 2015
15-125 - Student Technology Leadership Regionals scheduled
 
 
November 4, 2015
15-124 - Kentucky FFA members excel at National FFA Convention
 
 
October 29, 2015
15-123 - Students selected for Commissioner's Advisory Council
 
 
October 28, 2015
15-122 - Kentucky students continue to outperform national peers
 
October 23, 2015
15-121 - Sponsors sought, training set for Summer Food Service Program
 
 
October 23, 2015
15-120 - KDE seeking more individuals to serve on teacher tribunals; additional training scheduled
 
 
October 20, 2015
15-118 - Ashley Lamb-Sinclair named 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
 
 
October 20, 2015
15-118 - Governor Beshear announces bullying prevention recommendations
(release issued by the Governor's Office)
 
 
October 14, 2015
15-117 - Committee for Mathematics Achievement to meet
 
 
October 6, 2015
15-116 - Board of Education finalizes Commissioner hire; seats new member; sets priorities for legislative session
 
 
October 6, 2015
15-115 - Board finalizes hiring new Commissioner of Education
 
 
October 5, 2015
15-114 - Semifinalist named for 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
 
 
October 1, 2015
15-113 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
October 1, 2015
15-112 - Graduation and student readiness continue to improve in latest
Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability results
 
 
2014-15 Briefing Packet
Full results and data sets available via the School Report Card​
 
 
September 29, 2015
15-111 - Four Kentucky public schools win Blue Ribbon honors
 
 
September 28, 2015
15-110 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
September 28, 2015
15-109 - Kentucky joins Career Readiness Initiative
 
 
September 23, 2015
15-108 - Pruitt offered education commissioner post
 
 
September 22, 2015
15-107 - Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability briefing
 
 
September 22, 2015
15-106 - Kentucky awarded grant for gifted and talented
 
 
September 21, 2015
15-105 - 2015 Kentucky Winner's Circle schools recognized
 
 
September 21, 2015
15-104 - Board of Education to hold special meeting
 
 
September 15, 2015
15-103 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
September 14, 2015
15-102 - Exceptional Children Advisory Panel to meet
 
 
September 10, 2015
15-101 - State's equitable access to effective educators plan approved
 
 
September 10, 2015
15-100 - Students encouraged to apply for Next-Generation Council
 
 
September 9, 2015
15-099 - 24 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Award winners named
 
 
September 4, 2015
15-098 - Pruitt likely to be named next Commissioner
 
 
September 3, 2015
15-097 - Number of students taking AP tests up; scores higher
 
 
September 2, 2015
15-096 - KDE seeking individuals to serve on teacher tribunals
 
 
August 29, 2015
15-095 - Two finalists selected in Commissioner search
 
 
August 28, 2015
15-094 - Enhanced school technology designed to enhance learning
 
 
August 27, 2015
15-093 - Candidates named in Commissioner search
 
 
August 26, 2015
15-092 - Kentucky Board of Education to hold special meeting
 
 
August 26, 2015
15-091 - More Kentucky graduates meet state benchmarks on ACT
 
 
August 25, 2015
15-090 - Five candidates move forward in Commissioner search
 
 
August 21, 2015
15-089 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
August 19, 2015
15-088 - Committee for Mathematics Achievement to meet
 
 
August 19, 2015
15-087 - Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee to meet
 
 
August 17, 2015
15-086 - Kentucky college-going tool unveiled; data released
 
 
August 15, 2015
15-085 - Education Commissioner search moves forward
 
 
August 13-2015
15-084 - Upcoming event focuses on college going in Kentucky
 
 
August 13, 2015
15-083 - School bus safety poster contest winners announced
 
 
August 13, 2015
15-082 - Back to school time prompts safety reminders
 
 
August 12, 2015
15-081 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
August 6, 2015
15-080 - More than 90 percent of Kentucky educators are effective; State Board of Education elects to not include ratings in accountability
 
 
August 6, 2015
15-079 - 137 schools participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
 
 
August 5, 2015
15-078 - Kentucky Board of Education reviews Commissioner applicants; selects Interim Commissioner
 
 
August 4, 2015
15-077 - Public feedback sought on proposed Social Studies Standards
 
 
July 29, 2015
15-076 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
July 24, 2015
15-075 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
July 16, 2015
15-074​ - Spencer named state manager for Menifee County school district
 
 
July 16, 2015
15-073​ - Holliday comments on today's Senate vote on ESEA reauthorization
 
July 16, 2105
15-072 - SCAAC to meet
 
 
July 15, 2015
15-071 - Read To Achieve Steering Committee to meet
 
 
July 10, 2015
15-070 - Menifee County Schools go under state management
 
 
July 8, 2015
15-069 - Kentucky Board of Education to hold special meeting
 
 
July 7, 2015
15-068 - Kentuckians recognized for math, science teaching
 
 
July 2, 2015
15-067​ - Kentucky Board of Education wins national award
 
 
June 28, 2015
15-066 - Kentuckians strongly support current academic standards
 
 
June 18, 2015
15-065 - Learning in 44 Kentucky districts won't stop due to bad weather
 
 
June 15, 2015
15-064 - Commissioner of Education position now posted
 
 
June 15, 2015
15-063 - Feedback sought on Educator Equity Plan
 
 
June 3, 2015
15-062 - Board considers career/tech funding; novice reduction
 
 
June 3, 2015
15-061 - Paintsville businessman selected for Joseph W. Kelly Award
 
 
June 3, 2015
15-060 - TELL Survey shows improved school working conditions
 
 
June 2, 2015
15-059​ - Board looks at Program Reviews; approves arts standards
 
 
June 2, 2015
15-058 - State files plan to provide equitable student access to effective educators
 
 
May 28, 2015
15-057 - Teachers provide positive feedback on PGES, Leadership
 
 
May 28, 2015
15-056 - KBE to meet
 
 
May 26, 2015
15-055 - Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant opportunity
 
 
May 26, 2015
15-054 - Eleven Alternative Programs selected Programs of Distinction
 
 
May 21, 2015
15-053 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
May 15, 2015
15-052 - Public input sought on traits for next commissioner
 
May 14, 2015
15-051 - Kentucky among handful of states with reliable test scores
 
 
May 13, 2015
15-050 - Graduation rate report ranks Kentucky among the top states
 
 
May 11, 2015
15-049 - Student Writing winners announced
 
 
May 7, 2015
15-048 - Board moves ahead in search for new Commissioner
 
 
May 5, 2015
15-047 - Kentucky Board of Education Special Meeting -- REVISED AGENDA
 
 
April 24, 2015
15-046 - Non-traditional instructional days approved
 
 
April 23, 2015
15-045 - Education Secretary praises Kentucky progress
 
 
April 22, 2015
15-044 - Kentucky schools named National Green Ribbon winners
 
 
April 21, 2015
15-043 - Schools named Kentucky Green Ribbon nominees
 
 
April 13, 2015
15-042 - Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee to meet
 
 
April 10, 2015
15-041 - Assessment and Accountability positions filled with veteran educators
 
 
April 10, 2015
15-040 - TELL Kentucky response sets record; results due next month
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-039 - Board of Education discusses teacher equity plan; moves to hire search firm in wake of Commissioner's retirement
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-038 - Reaction to Commissioner Holliday's retirement
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-037 - Kentuckians honored for college/career-readiness contributions
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-036 - Districts of Distinction recognized
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-035​ - Grissom Award goes to Taylor County Superintendent
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-034​ - Holliday announces his retirement
 
 
April 1, 2015
15-033​ - New web link for Kentucky Board of Education meeting
 
 
March 31, 2015
15-032​ - TELL Kentucky Survey extended
 
 
March 31, 2015
15-031 - Kentucky ESEA Waiver extension approved
 
 
March 30, 2015
15-030​ - 2015 TELL Kentucky Survey drawing to a close
 
 
March 26, 2015
15-029​ - KBE to meet
 
 
March 24, 2015
15-028​ - Nominations open for 2016 Kentucky Teacher Awards
 
 
March 24, 2015
15-027​ - Students compete in technology championship
 
 
March 23, 2015
15-026 ​- Educators rewarded in week three of TELL Kentucky Survey
 
March 23, 2015
15-025 - LSAC to meet
 
 
March 16, 2015
15-024​ - Educators earn cash when they TELL Kentucky
 
 
March 13, 2015
15-023​ - SCAAC to meet
 
 
March 10, 2015
15-022​ - Feedback sought on School Improvement Grant Program​
 
 
March 9, 2015
15-021 ​- TELL Kentucky off to a good start; participants earn cash
 
 
March 6, 2015
15-020​ - Applicants sought for KHSAA Board of Control
 
 
March 2, 2015
15-019 - 2015 TELL Kentucky Working Conditions Survey underway
 
 
February 27, 2015
15-018​ - TELL Kentucky Kickoff Event
 
 
February 23, 2015
15-017 - New competency-based apprenticeship program announced
(release issued by Governor's Office)
 
 
February 4, 2015
15-016 - Kentucky's lowest-performing schools making gains
 
 
February 4, 2015
15-015 - Board of Education moves to close achievement gaps
 
 
January 30, 2015
15-014 - KBE to meet
 
 
January 29, 2015
15-013 ​- Governor, First Lady, Commissioner celebrate new statewide school attendance age
(joint release issued by the Governor's Office)
 
 
January 27, 2015
15-012 - Holliday urges a state-led, systemic approach to ESEA reauthorization
Text of Commissioner Holliday's remarks
  
 
January 26, 2015
15-011 - Holliday to testify before Congress
 
 
January 26, 2015
15-010 - LSAC to meet
 
 
January 22, 2015
15-009​ - Input sought on federal waiver renewal application
 
 
January 21, 2015
15-008​ - Half of incoming kindergarten students are ready for school
 
 
January 20, 2015
15-007 - Kentucky's graduation rate among top in the nation
 
 
January 15, 2015
15-006 - Vitato receives Milken Educator Award​
 
 
January 13, 2015
15-005​ - Summer Food Service Program schools and no-profit trainings
 
 
January 12, 2015
15-004 - State education leaders to discuss Kentucky Rising Initiative
 
 
January 12, 2015
15-003 - Milken Award to be presented
 
 
January 9, 2015
15-002 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
January 9, 2015
15-001 - SCAAC to meet
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