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Kentucky Board of Education names firm for education commissioner search

BY: - December 7, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education has selected McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, as the firm to conduct the search for the Commonwealth’s next commissioner of education.  The board met with representatives of the search firm during its Thursday meeting. However, the selection was made during a Nov. 28 meeting, though the vendor’s name was not public […]

Kentucky education department will support ‘every child,’ says interim chief

BY: - October 2, 2023

FRANKFORT — Robin Fields Kinney, who just began her second stint as interim education commissioner, told reporters Monday that the department she’s leading aims to support every Kentucky child, including students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.  “Whether we’re talking about LGBTQIA+, or we’re talking about students that come from a lower socioeconomic background, […]

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Kentucky Board of Education appoints Robin Kinney as interim commissioner

BY: - September 14, 2023

Robin Kinney will temporarily lead the Kentucky Department of Education after Commissioner Jason Glass leaves the role at the end of the month.  In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Kentucky Board of Education named Kinney, who is an associate commissioner of the Office of Finance and Operation within KDE, to serve as interim education […]


Why I’m very worried about a Gov. Cameron 

BY: - September 13, 2023

In Alabama, the governor earlier this year forced out the state’s early childhood education director, who is a Black woman, over the use of a teacher training book that the governor deemed “woke.” In Arkansas, the state’s education department, led by appointees of the governor, recently announced students could not get credit towards graduation by […]

Kentucky education board cancels special meeting about interim commissioner

BY: - September 1, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education has canceled a special meeting scheduled for next week.  According to a media advisory from the Kentucky Department of education, the planned Sept. 6 meeting will be rescheduled for a later date. A reason for the cancellation was not given.  The agenda included a closed session for the board to […]

Kentucky education board to talk about an interim education commissioner next week

BY: - August 30, 2023

Kentucky Board of Education members will meet next week to begin their discussion of appointing an interim education commissioner to lead the Kentucky Department of Education.  According to an agenda for the Wednesday, Sept. 6, special meeting, the board will go into closed session to discuss candidates “Which Might Lead” to an interim commissioner appointment. […]

Kentucky Board of Education looking for search firm to find next education commissioner

BY: - August 21, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education approved the first steps for its next education commissioner search Monday.  Board members authorized the Kentucky Department of Education to seek outside services for a national search and established a team to review Requests for Proposals (RFP) from search firms. The board will reconvene in a special meeting next month.  […]

Kentucky Board of Education to discuss commissioner search Monday

BY: - August 17, 2023

The Kentucky Board of Education will meet next week to discuss its search for the next state education commissioner.  The special meeting comes after the Kentucky Department of Education announced that Education Commissioner Jason Glass would leave the position on Sept. 29. Glass told reporters he did not want “to be part of implementing the […]


Calling all toadies: Kentucky needs a new education commissioner

BY: - August 3, 2023

Jason Glass became a target in the culture wars, but the real casualty is Kentucky’s public schools. Republicans ran off an education commissioner who openly challenged their anti-LGBTQ agenda. Under the circumstances, Glass’s announcement that he will step down in late September was not surprising. It does raise a troubling question:  What self-respecting educator will […]

Beshear: It will be ‘much more challenging’ to replace education commissioner after Glass leaves

BY: - August 2, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear says it will be difficult to find a new education commissioner after the current one announced this week he is leaving because of political pressure.  Beshear, an incumbent Democrat who is seeking reelection, told reporters Wednesday that the departure of Education Commissioner Jason Glass will not affect the governor’s campaign. It will, […]

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass to leave post at end of September

BY: - July 31, 2023

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass is stepping down as the state’s top education official to become the associate vice president of teaching and learning at Western Michigan University, the Kentucky Department of Education said Monday.  Glass, who the Kentucky Board of Education appointed as commissioner in 2020, had come under frequent fire from Kentucky Republicans […]

Cameron’s office: Kentucky education department is ‘incorrect’ on anti-trans law

BY: - July 7, 2023

Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office issued an opinion this week saying guidance by the Kentucky Department of Education on a controversial new anti-trans law is “incorrect.”  Last month, the department issued new guidance on Senate Bill 150 highlighting the use of “or” in a section of the bill, seemingly advising that the new law gives […]