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Education, Department of

Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Education and Labor Cabinet


Agency description/history

The Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) is authorized by KRS 161.028, and was originally created in 1990. In 2000, the Board became an independent agency wholly separate from the Department of Education. The board is charged with establishing standards of performance both for preparation programs and practitioners; accrediting educator preparation programs at colleges, universities, local school districts, and private contractors; selecting assessments for teachers and administrators; overseeing internship programs for new teachers and new principals; operating the Continuing Education Option for Rank Change; administering Kentucky's incentive program for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and issuing, renewing, suspending and revoking Kentucky certificates for professional school personnel. EPSB is run by an Executive Director and is comprised of the following divisions: Certification, Educator Preparation and Internship, Legal Services, and Professional Learning and Assessment.

The Kentucky School for the Blind was founded in 1842 when the Kentucky Institution for the Blind was chartered. The Kentucky School for the Blind provides comprehensive educational services to all Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired, birth to 21.

Picture Photo File (2 albums of albumen prints) 1879-1880

Kentucky. Department of Education

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