Kentucky

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans   Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Massachusetts: Final Plan Approved (9/21/17) Michigan:...

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KY Board of Ed Approves State’s ESSA Plan

After “more than a year of town halls and meetings,” the Kentucky Board of Education has approved the state’s ESSA plan, which will now will be submitted to Gov. Matt Bevin and the U.S. Department of Education for review.

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KY Education Leaders Share Opinions on State’s Draft ESSA Plan

 Local education leaders are having “mixed reactions” to the state’s draft ESSA plan. Warren County Schools Superintendent Rob Clayton said he’s satisfied with the currently proposed changes, but “you have to come to an agreement about what is a reasonable approach.” Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive...

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KY Dept. of Ed Releases Draft ESSA Plan

Kentucky Dept. of Education released another draft of the state’s ESSA plan. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence raised concerns including that “more work is needed to achieve KDE’s aspiration of promoting a strong educational experience for all Kentucky students.” Prichard Committee Executive Director Brigitte...

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KY Education Stakeholders Comment on SB1

In the Bowling Green Daily News, education stakeholders commented that SB1 is a “first step toward better education.” According to leaders, the bill “implements the federal Every Student Succeeds Act in our state, and in so doing returns local decision-making authority to our state and...

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KY Ed Commissioner Hosts Stakeholders to Discuss ESSA

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt hosted stakeholders to discuss the state’s proposed accountability system under ESSA. A new dashboard system would measure “school’s outcomes based on proficiency, achievement gap closure, student growth, transition readiness and opportunity and access.” According to Pruitt, “the tone has actually...

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Kentucky Announces New Round of Public Forums

Kentucky State Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt announced a series of forums for the public to comment on the state’s accountability system under ESSA. According to Pruitt, the comments gained at the meetings “ensure opportunity and access to a quality education for all.”

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