2016 News Releases and Advisories

Published: 1/4/2017 8:47 AM

​These news releases and advisories were issued by the Kentucky Department of Education in calendar year 2016.

 

December 29, 2016
16-165​ - Regulatory Review Work Group to meet January 6​ 
 
 
December 16, 2016
16-164​ - KDE pays 2016-17 AP test fees for qualifying students
 
 
December 15, 2016
16-163 - Kentucky school districts on National Advanced Placement Honor Roll
 
 
December 13, 2016
16-162 - Kentucky CTE demonstrates award-winning leadership
 
 
December 8, 2016
16-161 - Principals Advisory Council to meet Tuesday
 
 
December 7, 2016
16-160 - Kentucky Board of Education approves charter school principles
               Full charter principals document​ as amended and approved by KBE
 
 
December 7, 2016
16-159 - Readiness results highlight need for quality early learning
 
 
December 6, 2016
16-158 - Kentucky students learn coding during Computer Science Week
 
 
December 2, 2015
16-157 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
December 2, 2016
16-156 - Dyslexia Task Force to meet Monday
 
 
November 29, 2016
16-155 - Board of Education holds study session on charter schools
               To view a video of the study session, click here​.
 
November 28, 2016
16-154 - Systems Integration Work Group meets November 30-December 1
 
 
November 23, 2016
16-153 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet November 29
 
 
November 22, 2016
16-152 - Educator Diversity Task Force to meet November 30
 
 
November 21, 2016
16-151 - Board of Education to hold study session on charter schools
 
 
November 21, 2016
16-150 - Pruitt elected to Council of Chief State School Officers Board
 
 
November 18, 2016
16-149 - SCAAC to meet November 22
 
 
November 15, 2016
16-148 - Exceptional Children Advisory Panel to meet November 20-22
 
 
November 15, 2016
16-147 - Committee for Mathematics Achievement to meet November 18
 
 
November 14, 2016
16-146 - School Improvement Work Group to meet November 17 
 
 
November 14, 2016
16-145 - Systems Integration Work Group meets November 16
 
 
November 10, 2016
16-144 - Regulatory Review Work Group to meet November 15
 
 
November 7, 2016
16-143 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet November 10
 
 
November 7, 2016
16-142 - Teachers Advisory Council to meet November 9
 
 
November 3, 2016
16-141 - Student Technology Leadership Regionals scheduled
 
 
November 3, 2016
16-140 - Kentucky FFA members excel at national convention
 
 
November 2, 2016
16-139 - Parents Advisory Council to meet November 4
 
 
October 28, 2016
16-138​ - Accountability Steering Committee meets November 2

 
October 27, 2016
16-137​ - Consequential Review Work Group meets November 1

 
October 27, 2016
16-136​ - Systems Integration Work Group meets October 31

 
October 27, 2016
16-135 - Kentucky science scores flat; still lead national average
 
 
October 25, 2016
16-134 - Students selected for Commissioner's Student Advisory Council
 
 
October 21, 2016
16-133 - Local School Board Members Advisory Council to meet
 
 
October 21, 2016
16-132 - Superintendents' Advisory Council to meet October 25
 
 
October 21, 2016
16-131 - Sponsors sought; training set for Summer Food Service Program
 
 
October 19, 2016
16-130 - Southeast Crunch encourages Farm to School initiatives
 
 
October 19, 2016
16-129 - ​Ron A. Skillern named 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
 
 
October 17, 2016
16-128 - 2017 Teacher of the Year to be named; Teacher Achievement Award winners recognized

 
October 17, 2016
16-127 - Dyslexia Task Force to meet October 20

 
October 12, 2016
16-126 - November 7 deadline for feedback on proposed federal school funding regulation
 
 
October 11, 2016
16-125 - College- and Career-Readiness Work Group to meet
 
 
October 10, 2016
16-124 - Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week October 16-22
 
 
October 10, 2016
16-123 - Read To Achieve Steering Committee to meet October 13
 
 
October 7, 2016
16-122 - Semifinalists named for 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
 
 
October 7, 2016
16-121 - Accountability Steering Committee meets October 12
 
 
October 6, 2016
16-120 - Systems Integration Work Group meets October 11
 
 
October 6, 2016
16-119 - Kentucky School for the Blind to hold Bill Roby Games
 
 
October 5, 2016
16-118 - Kentucky Board of Education agrees to study public charters
 
 
September 29, 2016
16-117 - Systems Integration Work Group meets October 4
 
 
September 29, 2016
16-116 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
September 28, 2016
16-115 - Graduation, student readiness and achievement continue to improve in final year of Unbridled Learning accountability
2015-16 Briefing Packet​​
Full results and data sets available via the School Report Card​

 
September 28, 2016
16-114 - Five Kentucky public schools win Blue Ribbon honors
 
 
September 23, 2016
16-113 - Educational Innovations Work Group meets September 26
 
 
September 21, 2016
16-112 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet Sept. 27
 
 
September 21, 2016
16-111 - Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability Briefing
 
 
September 20, 2016
16-110 - 24 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winners named
 
 
September 20, 2016
16-109 - Best practice schools recognized
 
 
September 20, 2016
16-108 - Students score higher on Advanced Placement tests
 
 
September 19, 2016
16-107 - College- and Career-Readiness Work Group to meet
 
 
September 16, 2016
16-106 - Dyslexia Task Force to meet
 
 
September 16, 2016
16-105 - 146 schools participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
 
 
September 16, 2016
16-104 - Educational Innovations Work Group meets September 20
 
 
September 13, 2016
16-103 - Accountability Steering Committee meets Friday
 
 
September 13, 2016
16-102 - Thursday's System Integration Work Group postponed
 
 
September 12, 2016
16-101 - Assessment Work Group to meet
 
 
September 9, 2016
16-100​ - Committee for Mathematics Achievement to meet
 
 
September 6, 2016
16-099 - Opportunity and Access Word Group to meet
 
 
September 2, 2016
16-098 - School Improvement Work Group to meet
 
 
September 2, 2016
16-097 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
September 2, 2016
16-096 - Educational Innovations Work Group meets September 6
 
 
August 30, 2016
16-095 - Principals Advisory Council to meet
 
 
August 30, 2016
16-094 - Assessment Work Group to meet September 1
 
 
August 26, 2016
16-093 - Dyslexia Task Force to meet
 
 
August 24, 2016
16-092 - Kentucky graduates make incremental gains on ACT
 
 
August 23, 2016
16-091 - College- and Career-Readiness Work Group to meet
 
 
August 23, 2016
16-090 - Students encouraged to apply for Commissioner's Advisory Council
 
 
August 18, 2016
16-089 - School Improvement Work Group to meet
 
 
August 18, 2016
16-088 - Systems Integration Work Group to meet
 
 
August 18, 2016
16-087 - Accountability Steering Committee meets Monday
 
 
August 17, 2016
16-086 - Kentucy Department of Education moving
 
 
August 17, 2016
16-085 - 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest winners announced
 
 
August 16, 2016
16-084 - Opportunity and Access Work Group to meet
 
 
August 16, 2016
16-083 - Assessment Work Group to meet
 
 
August 16, 2016
16-082 -  Department of Education participates in Kentucky State Fair
 
 
August 12, 2016
16-081​ - College- and Career-Readiness Work Group to meet
 
 
August 12, 2016
16-080 - Kentucky students excel at FCCLA National Conference
 
 
August 12, 2016
16-079​ - Eligibility guidelines set for free/reduced-price meal programs
 
 
August 11, 2016
16-078​ - Educational Innovations Work Group to meet
 
 
August 11, 2016
16-077​ - Districts consider whether to stock overdose drug at high schools
 
 
August 4, 2016
16-076 - Board approves changes in Program Reviews; elects new officers
 
 
August 4, 2016
16-075​ - Two business leaders receive Joseph W. Kelly Award
 
 
August 3, 2016
16-074 - Opportunity and Access Work Group to meet
 
 
August 2, 2016
16-073 - Assessment Work Group to meet
 
 
July 29, 2016
16-072 - Deadline quickly approaching for feedback on proposed federal rules on school accountability

July 28, 2016
16-071 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
July 27, 2016
16-070 - Billboards remind drivers to stop for school buses
 
 
July 27, 2016
16-069 - Kentucky lauded for increasing graduation rate and closing the graduation rate gap for low-income students
 
 
July 22, 2016
16-068 - Superintendents' Advisory Council to meet
 
 
July 22, 2016
16-067 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
July 21, 2016
16-066 - Accountability Steering Committee meets Monday
 
 
July 21, 2016
16-065 - Kentucky School for the Blind students author book
 
 
July 14, 2016
16-064​ - Pruitt testifies before Senate Committee on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); calls on states to be empowered to design education systems that focus on all students
7-14-16 Pruitt ESSA oral testimony FINAL.docx
7-14-16 Pruitt ESSA written testimony FINAL.docx​


July 14, 2016
16-063 ​- Dyslexia Task Force to meet
 
 
July 13, 2016
16-062​ - Pruitt to testify before U.S. Senate Committee on Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA) Implementation​
 
 
July 8, 2016
16-061 - Accountability work groups meet July 14
 
 
July 8, 2016
16-060 - Commissioner names Dyslexia Task Force
 
 
June 23, 2016
16-059 - Pruitt testifies before Congressional Committee on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); calls for common sense approach that is focused on students, schools
 
 
June 22, 2016
16-058 - Pruitt to testify before Congressional Committee on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation; public input sought on proposed regulations
 
 
June 22, 2016
16-057 - Education Accountability Steering Committee members announced
 
 
June 20, 2016
16-056 - Teacher Advisory Council to meet
 
 
June 17, 2016
16-055 - WPAC to meet
 
 
June 16, 2016
16-054 - Summer Food Service Program celebrated
 
 
June 13, 2016
16-053 - The Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board to meet
 
 
June 8, 2016
16-052​ - New members join Kentucky Board of Education; meeting focuses on accountability
 
 
June 8, 2016
16-051 - Seven alternative programs recognized for exemplary work
 
 
June 6, 2016
16-050 - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
June 3, 2016
16-049 - Exceptional Children Advisory Panel to meet
 
 
June 2, 2016
16-048 - Virtual Town Hall meeting on education scheduled for Tuesday
 
 
June 1, 2016
Governor's Office News Release - Dual Credit Scholarship Program announced
 
 
June 1, 2016
16-047 - Accountability Steering Committee meets Thursday
 
 
May 27, 2016
16-046 - Graduation ceremonies held at Kentucky School for the Deaf
 
 
May 26, 2016
16-045 - Graduation ceremonies held at Kentucky School for the Blind
 
 
May 25, 2016
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet News Release - New Kentucky Board of Education members appointed
 
 
May 25, 2016
16-044 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
May 10, 2016
16-043 - Kentucky School for the Blind to present Langan Distinguished Service Awards
 
 
May 9, 2016
16-042 - Flood, Givens honored with Stilwell Award
 
 
May 6, 2016
16-041 - Kentucky Department of Education unveils new logo
 
 
May 3, 2016
16-040 - Feedback sought on School Improvement Grant Program
 
 
May 3, 2016
16-039 Education Commissioner recognizes teachers, calls on Kentuckians to share educator stories
 
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April 22, 2016
16-038​ - Kentucky schools named National Green Ribbon Winners
 
 
April 22, 2016
16-037 - Commissioner accepts Knox County Board Chairman's resignation
 
 
April 18, 2016
16-036​ - Students to compete in technology state championship
 
 
April 15, 2016
16-035​ - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
April 13, 2016
16-034​Board of Education discusses new accountability system
 

April 13, 2016
16-033 - Arnold receives 2016 Kevin M. Noland Award
 
 
April 11, 2016
16-032​ - Feedback sought on speaking/listening standards testing waiver
 
 
April 11, 2016
16-031​ - Nominations open for 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards
 
 
April 8, 2016
16-030​ - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
April 1, 2016
16-029 - Commissioner pledges support for Autism Awareness, understanding
 
 
March 31, 2016
16-028 - Kentucky School for the Blind hosts Second Annual Eye Can Derby
Eye Can Derby Registration Form.docx
 
March 30, 2016
16-027 - Kentucky receives grant to improve career preparation for young people
 
 
March 29, 2016
16-026 - Local Superintendents Advisory Council to meet
 
 
March 29, 2016
16-025 - Kentucky FCCLA students donate $50,000 to Pennies for Patients Program
 
 
March 25, 2016
16-024 - Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee to meet
 
 
March 24, 2016
16-023 - Kentucky School for the Blind accepting nominations for Distinguished Service Award
2016 Langan Nomination Form.doc
 
 
March 16, 2016
16-022​ - Kentucky School for the Blind, West Kentucky Cooperative host Second Annual Visionary Day​
Visionary Day Flyer​ ​
 
March 14, 2016
16-021 - Gifted Advisory Council meeting cancelled
 
 
March 14, 2016
16-020 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
March 14, 2016
16-019 - Committee for Mathematics Achievement to meet
 
 
March 14, 2016
16-018 - SCAAC to meet
 
 
March 9, 2016
16-017 - Students encouraged to eat breakfast at school
 
 
March 7, 2016
16-016 - Pruitt to host Town Hall meetings on defining school success
 
 
March 7, 2016
16-015 - Read to Achieve Steering Committee to meet
 
 
March 4, 2016
16-014 - Kentucky school districts recognized for meeting college, career goals
 
 
March 1, 2016
16-013​ - Applicants sought for KHSAA Board of Control
 
 
February 25, 2016
16-012​ - Kentucky School for the Deaf hosts Academic Bowl

 
February 11, 2016
16-011​ - Exceptional Children Advisory Panel to meet
 
 
February 3, 2016
16-010​ - Kentucky Board of Education discusses budget situation

 
February 3, 2016
16-009​ - Districts of distinction recognized
 
 
February 3, 2016
16-008 - Two groups receive Robinson Award
 
 
January 27, 2016
16-007​ - Kentucky Board of Education to meet
 
 
January 27, 2016
16-006 - Additional Summer Food Service Training, support announced 
 
 
January 27, 2016
16-005 - Correction on school finance information
 
 
January 21, 2016
16-004 - Local Superintendent Advisory Council to meet
 
 
January 22, 2016
16-003 - Pruitt issues State of K-12 Public Education report
 
 
January 15, 2016
16-002 - State of K-12 Public Education in Kentucky news conference January 21
 
 
January 13, 2016
16-001 - Gifted Advisory Council to meet
 
 
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