Robin Fields Kinney

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 […]

Student absenteeism up as Kentucky schools recover from some hard years

BY: - October 31, 2023

Kentucky’s new School Report Card shows the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic on student learning. Interim Education Commissioner Robin Fields Kinney told reporters Tuesday that “a multi-year recovery period” will likely be needed “before school performance really gets back” to pre-pandemic levels. Kinney and other state education officials briefed reporters on newly released assessment […]

Kentucky’s high school class of 2023 slightly improves average ACT score

BY: - October 11, 2023

Kentucky students in the class of 2023 improved the state’s overall average ACT score by 0.1, the Kentucky Department of Education announced Wednesday.  A department news release said Kentucky students achieved an  average composite score of 18.7 on the college entrance exam. The average composite score in 2022 was 18.6. This year, 54 students across […]

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, […]