Kentucky Department of Education

Ryland Barton

A bill banning governors from reorganizing the Kentucky Board of Education passed out of a legislative committee on Tuesday morning.

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  The Kentucky Department of Education is preparing to administer state assessments this spring, despite disruptions in learning brought on by COVID-19. The tests are expected to reveal the impact of the pandemic on student achievement.

Lisa Autry

Some Kentucky teachers are rolling up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, and doing so ahead of schedule.  

Talking With Students About Jan. 6, 2021

Jan 7, 2021
Kentucky Department of Education

Throughout the course of my education career, I have engaged in numerous discussions on how and if schools should discuss and teach controversial topics with students.

Fons Cervera

Gov. Andy Beshear has signed a new executive order making certain health and safety guidelines mandatory for schools returning to in-person classes on Jan. 4. Beshear announced these measures on Monday. His order gives them the force of law.

Paducah Public Schools

  Paducah Public Schools are considering moving to all-virtual instruction with McCracken County’s incidence rate for COVID-19 spread is at a “critical” level, according to the state. 

Ky. Dept. for Public Health

 State data this week shows Calloway County’s rate of COVID-19 spread has increased to the state’s most severe level classified as “critical”. Calloway County Schools and Murray Independent Schools leadership said the districts plan to continue in-person classes despite state guidance recommending school districts in counties with critical spread move to remote learning only.



Western Kentucky public schools over the summer set out multiple plans to offer in-person, online, and hybrid/alternating courses in what appears to be an effort to be prepared for anything. But just as many were beginning to settle into the plan to reopen campuses later this month, districts across the state were thrown into a scramble when Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Aug. 10 his recommendation the schools hold off in-person instruction until Sept. 28. 


Kentucky Department of Education via Facebook

Kentucky education and health officials plan to meet to discuss how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic. 


  The Kentucky Department of Education has released options and guidelines for graduation ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic, including virtual ceremonies, small in-person ceremonies and drive-in ceremonies.