The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has announced a series of “Town Hall” meetings on education that will be held around Kentucky over the next month or so. Per the KDE’s news release, the purpose of these meetings is:
“…to gather feedback from Kentuckians on how they define school success.”
The news release continues:
“The ideas and suggestions collected at the meetings will be used by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to inform the development of a new and more effective accountability system”
Here is the list of meeting dates and locations.
The release also says:
“Additionally, those who are unable to attend the meetings, will still have the opportunity to submit their suggestions and comments at: KyEdListens@education.ky.gov.
KDE will provide updates on the meetings on its Facebook page and Twitter account @KyDeptofEd. A dedicated hashtag, #KyEdListens, also has been created for the events.”
This is a good opportunity for Kentuckians to meet their new commissioner of education face-to-face and let him hear what you and your children need his education system to provide. The commissioner said in a meeting I attended yesterday that he will be at the Town Halls to listen. He won’t know what you are thinking if you don’t take him up on that claim.
You can learn more from KDE News Release 16-016.