Kentucky Teacher – Oct. 30, 2020

Oct. 30, 2020

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Graphic reading: Governor's Call with Superintendents, October 29, 2020

Governor, KDE ask schools to work with local leaders on COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear and state officials praised the work school superintendents have done to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and asked them to join with other local leaders to encourage adherence to health guidelines.

The comments from Beshear, along with Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and leaders of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), came during a virtual meeting with superintendents on Oct. 29.

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A screen shot of Thomas Woods-Tucker, center, meeting with the Commissioner's Student Advisory Council.

Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council discuss equity, anti-racism with KDE’s new chief equity officer

The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council spent the majority of its Oct. 27 virtual meeting getting to know Thomas Woods-Tucker, KDE’s first chief equity officer and the new deputy commissioner of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).

Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass announced the hiring of Woods-Tucker on Oct. 14.

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Graphic reading: Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award 2020. Nomination deadline November 18, 2020

Nominations open for Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) will accept nominations until Nov. 18 for the Kevin C. Brown Strategic Priority Award.

The Priority Award is now named for Brown, who served as Kentucky’s interim commissioner of education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is given annually by the KBE and seeks to recognize a person, group, organization, district, school or postsecondary institution who, through policy, practice, fundraising or philanthropy, and despite any challenges, has made it a top priority to provide for the well-being of Kentucky’s students and to provide them with high-quality educational experiences.

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A statement from Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass



Engaging with local history museums during COVID-19



Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning offering online micro courses


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


Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 webpage


KDE's 2019 COVID-19 webpage


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