Kentucky Teacher – Sept. 25, 2020

Sept. 25, 2020

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2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Department of Education names 5 Kentucky public schools

Five Kentucky public schools named 2020 Blue Ribbon winners

The U. S. Department of Education (USED) named five Kentucky public schools as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence.

“I am proud to recognize these top-performing schools from across Kentucky,” said Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass. “The Blue Ribbon Awards give us a chance to show off to the rest of the country the great things that are happening in our public schools across the Commonwealth. I want to thank the leaders, staff and teachers of our newest Blue Ribbon schools for all of their hard work and dedication to making sure each and every student has the skills they need for a successful future.”

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Special Superintendents' Webcast: September 22, 2020

Kentucky superintendents get KDE budget news, update on COVID-19 reporting

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has submitted a draft proposal to the state outlining what services would be impacted and what challenges would result from a possible 8% budget cut.

On Sept. 3, State Budget Director John Hicks asked all state agencies to submit plans for an 8% reduction in the current fiscal year, which started July 1.

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New Garrard County Superintendent Kevin Stull is pictured in a classroom talking to teachers on a videoconference call.

Superintendent Kevin Stull brings experiences from KDE to Garrard County

Whenever Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) employees begin making their way back into KDE headquarters in Frankfort, one familiar face will have already hit the ground running in Garrard County.

Kevin Stull played an integral role in the department during his tenure. He served as the lead for the Principals Professional Growth and Effectiveness System, was a chief strategic adviser in the Office of Teaching and Learning and the director of the Division of State Schools, where he provided support to the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky School for the Blind.

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Statement from Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

A statement from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass

“As an educator and native Kentuckian, I (along with many others in the state) have been shaken over the death of Breonna Taylor, who not too long ago graduated from Western High School in Louisville and was working to build a career and life serving others as a health care worker.

“I wholeheartedly support the Kentucky Board of Education’s pledge of commitment to racial equity and anti-racism in our schools. I share their belief that we must provide a high-quality education for all of the children in our Commonwealth, especially our students of color. I want to assure you that the Kentucky Department of Education is committed to helping our schools and districts serve students equitably, work toward more inclusive schools and to help our students and educators learn how to support students dealing with racial trauma.

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Public comment sought on waiver for Kentucky’s 21st CCLC Programs


KWLA announces Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Rising Star Teacher



Information, applications coming soon for Governor’s School for the Arts



T-shirt contest can bring prizes for student, class while feeding the hungry


TVA offers STEM grants  in some Kentucky counties


Professional Learning Bulletin Board


Pupil Transportation (UPDATED - September 4, 2020)


Orientation and Targeted Services (UPDATED - September 2, 2020)


Participation Tracking in Infinite Campus


Library Media Center


Class Sizes in Virtual Programs and Courses


Flexibility for Assigning Staff in the COVID-19 Instructional Settings


Guidance for School District Personnel Leave Options, 2020-2021 School Year


Compensatory Education and Extended School Year Services


Daily Participation and Non-Traditional Instruction


Exceptional Learners and Preschool Students


Academic Re-entry, Stage two: Meeting Learners' Academic Needs


Workplace Health and Safety


Facilities and Logistics


Room Capacity Calculator


Intermittent School Closure Guidance


Alternative Learning Design Strategies 


Academic Re-entry, Stage One: Drafting an Adjusted Curriculum


Evaluating Students’ Academic Readiness


Supporting Student and Staff Wellness


Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage


KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage


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