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Education Commissioner Kevin Brown: Letter to Public School Families on school reopenings

Dear Kentucky Public School Families: As discussions continue about reopening schools in the fall, I am sharing with you Kentucky’s Healthy at School guidance released Wednesday. The Department for Public Health guidelines state that all students will be expected to wear a mask on buses and at school except for kindergartners and students with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing masks....

Kentucky Board of Education seeks community feedback in search for next commissioner

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is inviting residents and stakeholders to take a community survey on the qualities they would like to see in the state’s next education commissioner. The survey, available online, opened Jan. 21 and will close at 5 p.m. on Feb. 6. It takes about five minutes to complete. The board directed the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to create and administer the...

Kentucky Board of Education takes next steps in search for new education commissioner

At a special meeting Jan. 17, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) appointed board members Cody Pauley Johnson, Sharon Porter Robinson and Lee Todd to a team that will evaluate proposals from executive search firms vying to help the board find Kentucky’s next education commissioner. The board voted to create an RFP Evaluation Team. The team will view the proposals, which are being accepted until...

Commissioner Wayne Lewis calls on student-based organizations to join new Ambassador Initiative

In a news conference on Sunday, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis issued a call to action to student-based organizations across the Commonwealth, asking them to participate in a new initiative aimed at promoting the importance of education. The initiative was inspired by the Louisville-based group, Balling for a Cause, that is comprised of students ages 9-16. “The kids who volunteer with...