Kentucky Department of Education

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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 […]

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 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 […]

‘Or’ ignites latest conflict over what Kentucky schools may teach about sex, gender

BY: - June 8, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was updated with comments from Gov. Andy Beshear Thursday afternoon. A disagreement over the meaning of “or” in a controversial anti-trans law has ignited the latest conflict between a prominent Republican lawmaker and the Kentucky Department of Education. Sen. Max Wise criticized the new KDE guidance as “a feeble attempt to […]