The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced that Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass will be conducting a virtual listening tour April 6-May 6 to gather input on long-term aspirations for the Commonwealth's education system.
Nine sessions will be held across the state April 6-May 6, one in coordination with each cooperative region and one in Louisville. The sessions will be in the evening and will last approximately 90 minutes and feature breakout rooms facilitated by Kentucky high school students and Team KDE staff. The questions will be focused on several key areas – teaching, learning, engagement, mental health, testing, equity, civics and career and technical education.
"I hope to see many stakeholders engaged in these virtual meetings and I look forward to the rich dialogue that will inform our continuous improvement efforts," Glass said.
Those who already have pre-registered will receive a customized Zoom link with the meeting information and do not need to register again unless they are requesting a different tour date.
In order to participate in the Commissioner's Virtual Listening Tour, you must register for at least one of the sessions. The meetings will not be live-streamed on the KDE Media Portal.
ASL interpreters will be available if requested at registration.
Please register for all the dates you plan to attend.
Dates and Times:
April 22, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (Lexington)
April 27, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services (Cold Springs)
April 29, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (Shelbyville)
May 4, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (Hazard)
May 6, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Kentucky Educational Development Cooperative (Ashland)
May 11, 6-7:30 p.m. ET: Greater Louisville Educational Cooperative (Louisville)