The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) recognizes educators, organizations, and education stakeholders on an annual basis. The awards, now aligned to the vision, missions and strategic priorities of the KBE and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), aim to honor the work and legacy of previous board members while at the same time recognizing current educators, organizations and stakeholders for extraordinary work and contributions in in the following areas:
- Diversity and Equity in Public Education
- Excellence in Education Policy
- Innovation in Special Education
- Business and Education Partnerships
- KBE Strategic Priority
One KBE award will be presented at each board meeting, with the exception of December, when the KDE will present its annual staff award.
NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
2023 David Karem Award for Excellence in Education Policy
Criteria for the award include:
Demonstrated leadership in policy development, passage or implementation resulting in increased educational opportunities for students; improved educational, postsecondary or workforce outcomes for students; or, increased capacity of teachers or school staff to better meet the academic, social or emotional needs of Kentucky students.
Nominations are open through March 23, 2023