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Georgetown College announces selection of Dr. Jason Reeves as next Dean of Education

Georgetown College has announced the selection of Dr. Jason Reeves as its next Dean of Education. Reeves comes to Georgetown with more than 15 years of experience in P-20 education, postsecondary accreditation, and nonprofit organizational management. Most recently, Reeves served as Dean of Educational Studies, CAEP Accreditation Coordinator and tenured professor of education for Union College, which...

Makeup of Kentucky Board of Education, Professional Standards Board, others will change

By Brad Hughes and Madelynn Coldiron Kentucky School Boards Association Last Friday, Gov. Matt Bevin announced a series of reorganizations involving both policy making and advisory bodies related to K-12 and higher education, including the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The governor’s executive order also establishes a charter school advisory...

Kentucky ranks sixth in the nation in percentage of board-certified teachers, ninth in total number

Kentucky recently celebrated the 18 newly certified and 101 newly renewed National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) who continue to improve their teaching for the students of the Commonwealth. With 3,292 NBCTs, Kentucky ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of teachers who are Board-certified (8 percent) and ninth in the nation for the total number of board-certified teachers. This small class...

Murray State dean Whaley elected chairman of state Education Professional Standards Board

Dr. David Whaley, dean of Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services, was elected board chair of the state’s Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). Whaley was first appointed to the EPSB Board in September 2013 and was elected vice-chair in December 2014. His new term of board chair will span one year with the opportunity to renew the position for a total of three...

Bevin announces seven new appointees for Education Professional Standards Board

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced seven new members to the Education Professional Standards Board. The board is comprised of 17 members, each serving four-year terms. “I am excited for the Commonwealth’s future by the willingness of the new board members to serve on the Education Professional Standards Board. Collectively, they possess practical experience as leaders in education, and have a passionate...

Bevin to appoint nearly half of state school board, professional standards board soon

By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward Gov. Matt Bevin is about to have a significant impact on elementary and secondary education policy direction in the Commonwealth when he makes multiple appointments to the Kentucky Board of Education and the Education Professional Standards Board. And a lack of action during the 2016 General Assembly means the governor will be making appointments to nearly half of...

Seventeen districts in Kentucky apply to state to be Districts of Innovation, a school re-think

A total of 17 Kentucky public school districts have submitted applications to the Kentucky Department of Education to become Districts of Innovation.   The Districts of Innovation legislation, House Bill 37 (2012), provides Kentucky public school districts the opportunity to apply for an exemption from certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions in an effort to improve student...