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Marshall County High School gets grant for Project School Emergency Response to Violence

The United States Department of Education has announced a $138,213 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant has been awarded to Marshall County High School.  On Jan. 23, a student opened fire at Marshall High County High School in Benton, killing two students and wounding others.  The SERV grant will assist the school system in its recovery and further student support efforts following...

Kentucky’s Every Student Succeeds Act education plan approved by U.S. Department of Education

Kentucky Teacher Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved Kentucky’s Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos The plan outlines how the state will implement federal title programs, hold schools accountable, ensure equity and promote success for every Kentucky student. “I am pleased that the United States Department of Education...

Kentucky’s plan to implement federal Every Student Succeeds Act takes a step forward

Kentucky’s plan for implementing the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has taken a step forward in the process toward approval. Pruitt Last week the United States Department of Education (USED) provided feedback based on its initial review of the plan submitted in September. “Overall, I am pleased with where we are in the process and the feedback we have received,” Commissioner of Education...