Kentucky Teacher - January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020

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KDE to recommend waivers delaying charter school authorization training

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will recommend waivers that would allow local boards of education to delay the annual 12-hour charter school authorizer training until they receive an application for a charter school.

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Kevin C. Brown told the Local Superintendents Advisory Council at its meeting Jan. 28 in Frankfort of his intention to make two recommendations to the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). First, he will ask the board to grant waivers for 16 school districts that have asked to be exempted from the training that is required by Kentucky law. In addition, he will request a blanket waiver applicable to all districts that would require the training only after an application to open a charter school has been submitted to a local board.

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Cameron McPherson puts his arms around KSD teammates Jaser Alfred and John Collins following the Colonels’ loss.

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The intersection of competition and culture

It looks like an ordinary basketball tournament, with the players, the cheerleaders – even a giant bracket taped to the wall.

But for the players, cheerleaders and other participants who converged on Kentucky School for the Deaf recently for the Mason-Dixon boys basketball championship, this is no ordinary tournament.

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TAC meets in Frankfort to discuss Impact Kentucky, GoTeachKY

The Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) – which is comprised of about 20 teacher leaders from across the Commonwealth – met Jan. 22 at the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in Frankfort to discuss the importance of the Impact Kentucky Working Conditions Survey.

The survey, administered by KDE and Panorama Education, provides schools with critical data that guides implementation of policies and practices that maximize teacher effectiveness.

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