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Published: 5/14/2015 10:51 PM

 

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  • Board moves ahead in search for new Commissioner

    Today, during a special meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed the characteristics it would like to see in the next commissioner of education and voted to hire a firm to conduct a search to replace current Commissioner Terry Holliday when he retires August 31. See news release for more information.
  • Eleven Alternative Programs selected Programs of Distinction

    In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve at-risk students, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction.  See news release for more information.
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant opportunity

     In an effort to increase elementary school children’s consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, expose them to new fruits and vegetables, improve healthy eating habits and help elementary schools create healthier school food environments, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is now accepting grant applications for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).  See news release for more information.
  • Graduation rate report ranks Kentucky among the top states

    ​A recent report on graduation rates calls Kentucky “a beacon to all other states” and lauds the state’s ability to all but eliminate the opportunity gap between low-income students and all other students to graduate on time.  See news release for more information.
  • Kentucky among handful of states with reliable test scores

    Today, two national education organizations praised Kentucky for closing the gap between student performance on state tests and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Nation’s Report Card.  See news release for more information.
  • Nominations open for 2016 Kentucky Teacher Awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc.​ See news release​ for more information. 
  • Search for new commissioner

    The Kentucky Board of Education is in the process of an employment search for the next Kentucky Commissioner of Education. Current Commissioner Terry Holliday is retiring August 31. The Board is seeking feedback on the traits the public would like to see in the next Commissioner. See news release for more information. For more information on the search process click here.
  • Student writing winners announced

    Today the Kentucky Department of Education announced the Kentucky winners in the 2015 national Letters About Literature (LAL) annual writing contest.  See news release for more information.