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Kentucky Department of Education Investing in Kentucky’s Future, One Student at a Time. The Kentucky Department of Education is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The department provides resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's K-12 education requirements. The department also serves as the state liaison for federal education requirements and funding opportunities.

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We are so proud of the students on the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council for being a part of this important work t...
05/13/2022

We are so proud of the students on the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council for being a part of this important work to support student mental health. #KyEd

Three Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell Independent Schools) students felt like their peers saw the Greenup ...
05/13/2022
State championship STLP project helps Russell-McDowell students connect to their community

Three Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell Independent Schools) students felt like their peers saw the Greenup County Memorial as a playground, not knowing the significance of the site. The students used the memorial as inspiration for their STLP Kentucky project.

📰: http://bit.ly/BestK-5ProjectKySTLP #UnitedWeLearnKY

Fifth grade Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell Independent) students (from left) Zaina Razak, Jimmylee Mullins and Xander Everman were awarded Best K-5 Project at the 2022

🆕: KDE uses ARP ESSER funding to hire five new early learning specialistsKDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Lea...
05/13/2022
KDE uses ARP ESSER funding to hire five new early learning specialists

🆕: KDE uses ARP ESSER funding to hire five new early learning specialists

KDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning is using ARP ESSER funding to take steps to support families, schools and teachers as they navigate changes to early learning, student’s transitions into school and supports for school and staff in addressing the needs of early learners.

📰: bit.ly/OSEELARPEarlyLearningTeam #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Early Learning hired five early learning specialists using ARP ESSER funding to help address unfinished learning brought on by the COVID-19

Students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council joined Lt. Governor Jacquelin...
05/13/2022
Kentucky students join Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Coleman at Student Mental Health Awareness event

Students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council joined Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Governor Andy Beshear on May 12 at the Kentucky State Capitol for the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 44, which allows local school districts’ attendance policies to include provisions for a student’s mental health or behavioral health status.

🔗: bit.ly/StudentMentalHealthEvent0512 #KyEd

Students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council spoke about their findings from the student-led mental health action summits at the Student Mental Health Awareness Event held on May 12 at the Kentucky State Capitol. Attending the

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Somerset Hig...
05/13/2022

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Somerset High School (Somerset Independent)!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2022

Today is the last day to submit a nomination for the Grissom Award! There are currently 14 nominations.In honor of the l...
05/13/2022
KBE seeks nominations for Johnnie Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education

Today is the last day to submit a nomination for the Grissom Award! There are currently 14 nominations.

In honor of the late Johnnie Grissom, the award honors outstanding dedication to improving achievement for students with disabilities.

Nominate: bit.ly/2022GrissomAward

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will accept nominations for the Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education through May 13. Given each year to a Kentuckian or a Kentucky organization, the award honors outstanding

A huge congratulations to Boone County Schools Ignite Institute's robotics team, PiBotics 38141B, for winning the 2022 V...
05/12/2022
Ignite Institute’s robotics team wins 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship

A huge congratulations to Boone County Schools Ignite Institute's robotics team, PiBotics 38141B, for winning the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship!🏆

They competed against 8⃣1⃣8⃣ teams from 4⃣0⃣ countries to reach the title!

Read more: bit.ly/IgniteInstituteRoboticsChampions

Ignite Institute's robotic team, PiBotics 38141B, won the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship on May 7 in Dallas, Texas. PiBotics team members (pictured above in black t-shirts) competed against 818 teams from 40 countries to

Congratulations to McKenna Sun from Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Grayson Kemplin from Henry Clay HS, on being named 2022 ...
05/12/2022
Two Kentucky students from Fayette County named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Congratulations to McKenna Sun from Paul Laurence Dunbar HS and Grayson Kemplin from Henry Clay HS, on being named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars! 👏

📝: bit.ly/2022USPresidentialScholars
#KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

Fayette County Public Schools

Two Kentucky students are among 161 high school seniors named to the 58th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. The Kentucky students are Grayson

🆕: Superintendents Advisory Council discusses school counselor role, legislative updates🔗: bit.ly/SuperintendentsAdvisor...
05/12/2022
Superintendents Advisory Council discusses school counselor role, legislative updates

🆕: Superintendents Advisory Council discusses school counselor role, legislative updates

🔗: bit.ly/SuperintendentsAdvisoryCouncilMay #KyEd

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Superintendents Advisory Council (SAC) discussed school counselor roles and legislative updates during its May 11 meeting. SAC gives advice and input on matters concerning education policy to Kentucky's commissioner of education. The council

Jessica Goodman thought Farmer Elementary’s (Jefferson County Public Schools) first school-wide assembly in two years wa...
05/12/2022
Kentucky Milken Award winner makes school ‘a place kids want to go’

Jessica Goodman thought Farmer Elementary’s (Jefferson County Public Schools) first school-wide assembly in two years was for special guests to learn about and celebrate Farmer’s literacy efforts. Instead, the assembly, which included special guests Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and Gov. Andy Beshear, was for her.

Goodman, a kindergarten through 5th grade science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher, was awarded the Milken Family Foundation Educator Award on April 22 in a surprise ceremony. Reflecting on the experience, she said she is “overwhelmed with kindness.”

📰: bit.ly/JessicaGoodmanMilkenAward #KyEd

Farmer Elementary STEM teacher Jessica Goodman was celebrated April 22 as the second Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2022. Goodman has taught at Farmer

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Trimble Coun...
05/12/2022

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Trimble County High School (Trimble County Public Schools)!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2022

05/11/2022

Kentucky's school nurses play a vital role in helping ensure that all our children can continue to go to school and learn and grow with their friends. On #NationalSchoolNurseDay, Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass thanks all school nurses for their contributions to their local communities. #KyEd

📣 Does your school/district have systems in place that impact student outcomes through improved instruction or operation...
05/11/2022

📣 Does your school/district have systems in place that impact student outcomes through improved instruction or operations?

Submit your best practices by this Friday to be recognized at September’s Continuous Improvement Summit.

Any aspect of a school system that can impact student outcomes through improved instruction or operations can be submitted as a best practice.

More info: http://bit.ly/BestPracticeSubmissions2022 #KyEd

🆕: Kentucky Superintendents hear updates on United We Learn, guidance on legislative actionLearn more: bit.ly/Superinten...
05/10/2022
Kentucky Superintendents hear updates on United We Learn, guidance on legislative action

🆕: Kentucky Superintendents hear updates on United We Learn, guidance on legislative action

Learn more: bit.ly/SuperintendentsWebcast0510 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass met with school district leaders on Tuesday for the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) May Superintendents Webcast, where they discussed Kentuckians’ new vision for public education, United We Learn, and how those districts

We are so proud of Cassidy Elementary (Fayette County Public Schools), a 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon ...
05/10/2022

We are so proud of Cassidy Elementary (Fayette County Public Schools), a 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School! 🎉 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

Meet the 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools!

A bit about Cassidy Elementary School in Lexington, Kentucky

Cassidy Elementary School’s outdoor classroom includes accessible raised bed gardens, a butterfly habitat, a rain garden, composting, vermiculture, an erosion station, a soil percolation station, and animal tracks and insect exploratory regions. There are sensory, herb, and literature gardens, and a Kentucky native species area.

Each year, through the Trout in the Classroom program, students explore ecosystems as they raise trout from eggs to understand their life cycle, water quality, and their local watersheds.

Cassidy was the first school in Fayette County Public Schools to implement the EPA Air Quality Flag Program.

Students participate in citizen science, learn about watersheds and macroinvertebrates, and engage in storm drain stenciling.

Cassidy teachers attend the Bluegrass Greensource Teacher Environmental Academy to support their teaching about public transportation, energy usage, solar energy, and wastewater treatment.

Cassidy participates in the Electric Vehicle STEM Education Project through the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research. Students at Cassidy learn how electric transportation benefits the environment and human health.

Learn more about Cassidy and other honorees in the 2022 Highlights Report:
https://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/performance.html

U.S. Department of Education
Kentucky Environmental Education Council
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
Bluegrass Greensource
University of Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education
Fayette County Public Schools

05/10/2022

May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth! Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass highlights the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council's work with Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman n to bring mental health to the forefront of conversations about the health and well-being of our students, teachers and staff across the Commonwealth. #UnitedWeLearnKY #KyEd

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Doss High Sc...
05/10/2022

🎓: The Kentucky Department of Education would like to give a #KDEClassof2022Shoutout to the senior class at Doss High School!

#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky #Classof2022

🎉 Congratulations to the state champions recognized during the 2022 STLP Kentucky championship!🏆 Best Grade 9-12 project...
05/09/2022

🎉 Congratulations to the state champions recognized during the 2022 STLP Kentucky championship!

🏆 Best Grade 9-12 project: Bowling Green High School (Bowling Green Independent)

🏆 Best Grade 6-8 project: Ashland Middle School (Ashland Independent)

🏆 Best Grade K-5 project: Russell-McDowell Intermediate School (Russell Independent)

🏆Best Technical Project: Trimble County Jr. Sr. High School

🔗: bit.ly/STLPStateChampionship2022 #KyEd #STLPKentucky

🏆Do you know a Kentuckian or a Kentucky organization dedicated to improving achievement for students with disabilities? ...
05/09/2022
KBE seeks nominations for Johnnie Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education

🏆Do you know a Kentuckian or a Kentucky organization dedicated to improving achievement for students with disabilities?

The deadline to nominate them for the Grissom Award is this Friday, May 13!

Learn more: bit.ly/2022GrissomAward #KyEd

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will accept nominations for the Grissom Award for Innovation in Special Education through May 13. Given each year to a Kentuckian or a Kentucky organization, the award honors outstanding

We love seeing all of the different ways students across the Commonwealth are celebrating the 148th Kentucky Derby! 🏇🏾🌹 ...
05/06/2022

We love seeing all of the different ways students across the Commonwealth are celebrating the 148th Kentucky Derby! 🏇🏾🌹 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

National School Lunch Hero Day is here! 🍴 🦸 Between preparing healthy meals for Kentucky's students, navigating student ...
05/06/2022

National School Lunch Hero Day is here! 🍴 🦸

Between preparing healthy meals for Kentucky's students, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. Help us celebrate the 10th Annual School Lunch Hero Day by showing your appreciation on social media with the hashtag #KYSchoolLunchHeroes.

🆕 from KDE Director of Government Relations Brian Perry: 2022 Kentucky General Assembly includes key increases for educa...
05/05/2022
2022 Kentucky General Assembly includes key increases for education funding in biennial budget

🆕 from KDE Director of Government Relations Brian Perry: 2022 Kentucky General Assembly includes key increases for education funding in biennial budget

📝: bit.ly/PerryGuestColumn0505 #KyEd

The 2022 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned April 14 after passing a biennial budget for 2022-2024 that includes significant increases for key areas of education. Local school boards and districts will also see changes as a

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Early Learning is seeking applications for the th...
05/04/2022

The Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Early Learning is seeking applications for the third cohort of the Kentucky Leading, Educating, Advocating for Directors of Special Education (LEADS) Academy.

Applications are due Friday, June 3.

🔗: bit.ly/KYLEADSAcademyCohort3

Congratulations, Hana and McKayla! We are so excited for you both to begin the journey of becoming educators. 🍎✏️📚We loo...
05/03/2022

Congratulations, Hana and McKayla! We are so excited for you both to begin the journey of becoming educators. 🍎✏️📚

We look forward to seeing other Educators Rising Kentucky seniors from across the Commonwealth participating in #EdRising22 National Signing Day today! #KyEd

#ICMYI - We are partnering with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, through the Kentucky Collaborative for F...
05/03/2022
Family Friendly Schools certification prioritizes family engagement

#ICMYI - We are partnering with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, through the Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools, to encourage intentional family engagement with the Family Friendly Schools certification.

Learn more: bit.ly/FamilyFriendlySchoolsCertification #KyEd

  In April, Kenwood Elementary (Jefferson County) was the first school to receive the Family Friendly Schools certification. Photo submitted by Jill Handley. The Kentucky Department of Education

Early May in Kentucky brings annual celebrations such as Mother’s Day, Derby Day and our favorite #TeacherAppreciationWe...
05/02/2022
Giving thanks to teachers who change lives every day

Early May in Kentucky brings annual celebrations such as Mother’s Day, Derby Day and our favorite #TeacherAppreciationWeek.

Commissioner Jason E. Glass’ latest column thanks all of Kentucky’s teachers for all they do on behalf of their students and communities.

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Jason E. Glass Springtime in Kentucky brings lots of things for which to be grateful. I have had the opportunity to travel to and live in some amazingly beautiful places, but the abundance of colors that spring brings to the Bluegrass state makes this

05/02/2022

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek, a time to honor the incredible work of our educators! Commissioner Jason E. Glass thanks all of Kentucky’s teachers for their resilience and commitment to their students and communities. Your passion for your work inspires all of us here at the Kentucky Department of Education. #KyEd

We are partnering with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, through the Kentucky Collaborative for Families a...
04/29/2022
Family Friendly Schools certification prioritizes family engagement

We are partnering with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, through the Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools, to encourage intentional family engagement with the Family Friendly Schools certification.

Learn more: bit.ly/FamilyFriendlySchoolsCertification #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY

In April, Kenwood Elementary (Jefferson County) was the first school to receive the Family Friendly Schools certification. Photo submitted by Jill Handley. The Kentucky Department of Education

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🆕: KDE hires four new specialists to help students with disabilities transition after high school 📝: bit.ly/KDEHiresSpecialists #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
📺: January is School Board Recognition Month! On behalf of KDE and the Kentucky Board of Education, Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass would like to thank all the school board members across the Commonwealth for their valuable service to our school districts and students. #UnitedWeLearnKY #KyEd
🆕: During KDE's January Superintendents Webcast, department staff sought to answer questions surrounding how the omicron variant of COVID-19 will affect non-traditional instruction (NTI) days. Read more 👉 bit.ly/SuperintendentsWebcast0111 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
#ICYMI: There are 2️⃣ more days to nominate someone for the 2022 Samuel Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education! Nominate now 👉 bit.ly/NominateRobinsonAward2022 📝: bit.ly/SamuelRobinsonAwardNominations #UnitedWeLearnKY #KyEd
Read Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass' full statement on the governor's proposed 2023 and 2024 fiscal year education budget 👇 📝: bit.ly/CommissionerGlassStatement0110 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
📢: Nominations are now open for 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year! The deadline to nominate a teacher is Feb. 21 via this form: bit.ly/Nominate2023KYTOY More details👉 bit.ly/2022TOYNominationsOpen #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
🆕: Kentucky Science Teachers Association hosting 2022 virtual conference Details on our Bulletin Board👉 bit.ly/KSTAConference #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
🆕: Kentucky superintendents call for additional disaster days, ask state to highlight educators "The first people in these neighborhoods were our employees. It was all the educators in these communities." 📝: bit.ly/SuperintendentsHuddle0106 #UnitedWeLearnKY #KyEd #TeamKentucky Dawson Springs Independent School System Bowling Green Independent School District Warren County Public Schools Mayfield Independent Schools-Official Graves County Schools
#TBT: "My goal is always to tell them that their dreams are never too big." Take a look back at this feature on 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. and how he uses humanity to transcend education for his students. 📝: bit.ly/KentuckyTOY2022 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
📢: Ky Secretary of State Michael Adams is extending the deadline for submissions to his office’s 2021 essay and slogan contests to 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 31. Essays must answer the question: What changes should Kentucky make to improve civic education and literacy? Details👉 bit.ly/SoSEssayandSloganContest #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
🆕 from Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass: 2022 legislative session offers opportunities for education. "We’ve heard from Kentuckians that they want their students to be curious, lifelong learners." Read more👉 bit.ly/CommissionerGlassColumn0103 #KyEd #UnitedWeLearnKY
🆕🎉: Reeca Carver receives the 2021 Kevin M. Noland-Mary Ann Miller Award for her significant service to Kentucky’s public schools and for providing inspiration for education! Congratulations, Recca! 👏👏👏 📝: https://bit.ly/ReecaCarverKBEAward1201 #KyEd #TeamKDE