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Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state's public schools, students, and parents. He also talks about the job of the Department of Education's new chief equity officer and previews the 2021 General Assembly.
S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere: 11.22.20

Meeting Student Needs During a Winter Pandemic Wave

As the state faces exponential growth in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear ordered all public and private schools to close starting this week and switch to virtual instruction.

The move comes just weeks after many students got to return to the classroom for the first time since schools shuttered in March during the initial wave of the pandemic. Districts reopened under rigorous protocols recommended by state education administrators and public health officials.

“Schools in Kentucky should be commended for the job that they’ve done, putting in layers of these mitigation strategies and defenses to keep virus out, or if the virus comes into a school that it is contained and limited,” says Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass. “We haven’t seen evidence of widespread school-based transmission.”

But as community transmission escalated in October and November, Glass says it became harder for schools to remain open as more students, teachers, and staff went into quarantine over exposure to someone with COVID. Last week alone, more than 7,800 students and staff from schools statewide were in quarantine.

“That’s causing a lot of our smaller, rural districts to have to shut down operations just because the disruption makes it impossible for school as we knew it to continue,” says the commissioner.

Remote learning comes at a cost, though, according to Glass. Virtual instruction presents academic, social, and technical challenges for teachers, students, and parents. Not all families have access to computers and reliable internet service. Some 24,000 students face homelessness or housing instability, while others have physical or developmental conditions that make learning remotely harder. Glass says that it is impossible to predict what long-term impacts the pandemic will have on these young learners.

“What I think we can expect is all of the challenges, the inequities between different groups of students who have special needs, who are homeless, who are economically disadvantaged, who have a disability, all of those inequities are going to be worse because of what we’re experiencing right now,” he says.

Long-Term Impacts on Students Uncertain

This spring, schools had to quickly shift from in-person to remote instruction and scramble to find computers or other digital devices to help all students keep up with their studies. Glass says international manufacturing and shipping disruptions caused by the pandemic made it hard for some districts to acquire all the devices they needed for students. Internet access was also a problem in rural areas that lack high-speed connections, or among families who couldn’t afford home service.

Despite those challenges, Glass says Kentucky is well positioned on technology infrastructure compared to other states thanks to decades of investments.

“What’s the most difficult step is that last mile to the student and connecting them,” says Glass. “They’re the most difficult to reach, the most expensive to reach.”

Schools, local governments, businesses, and other groups have stepped up to provide devices and greater internet access. But Glass fears even those efforts won’t reach every Kentucky student.

“Make no mistake, we’ve got thousands of kids that we’re losing track of and we really won’t know the impact of that until later,” he says.

KDE also operates the state schools for the deaf and the blind, which have been closed to in-person learning since this spring. Glass says the pandemic has disrupted special services for other students as well, like those who need speech therapy or counseling.

“We really have to look at what’s in that student’s IEP or individualized education plan that identifies what specific services they are supposed to get,” he says. “Some of those services can be delivered remotely or electronically, so in those cases our advice has been deliver it... the greatest extent you can.”

While Kentucky did not conduct the large-scale educational assessments in the spring, Glass says state officials are preparing for that testing to occur in the spring of 2021. He says other measures have continued, albeit shorter in length and delivered electronically, to gauge student progress even during the pandemic.

Schools and communities have also gotten creative about the social aspects of education. Districts held drive-in graduation services this spring, and extracurricular clubs continued virtually.

“Schools have done a commendable job trying to create those experiences to the greatest extent they can,” says Glass. “I also have faith that kids are really resilient and they can bounce back from a lot, but they’re going to need supports on how that happens.”

Focusing on Equity, Preparing for Legislative Session

In October, KDE announced the appointment of Thomas Woods-Tucker as the department’s first chief equity officer. Glass says Woods-Tucker will review district practices and policies around systemic racism and implicit bias, and collaborate with schools, administrators, and teachers on how to resolve equity issues. He says children of color, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, have struggled historically.

“Public education means that every child who walks into any of our buildings is served, and that they are given the supports that they need to pursue their dreams and be successful,” says Glass.

The commissioner says everyone has implicit bias to some degree, and that it is important to become aware of bias and consciously work against those thoughts and behaviors. He says those teachers and staff who cannot change don’t deserve to work in education, but he says the majority of people simply need the opportunity to change.

“We all believe that everyone is capable of growing and learning and getting better, and that includes our adults as well,” says Glass.

Looking ahead to the 2021 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, Glass says school funding will be a hot topic. Unlike most off-year, 30-day sessions, lawmakers will need to craft a one-year budget to carry the state through the second half of the biennium. (Given the uncertainties of the pandemic, legislators passed a rare one-year budget at the end of the 2020 session.)

“There are lots of big ideas that are being floated around and talked about,” says Glass, “but I think it all going to come back to can we stabilize the funding system, not just for education but for really everything that the legislature... ends up funding.”

With even larger Republican majorities in both the state Senate and House of Representatives, Glass says he also expects to hear more discussion about scholarship tax credits and charter schools.

“Adapting educational structures so that they better serve kids, in my professional opinion, is a good thing,” says the commissioner. “But we always want to be thinking about how can we increase the capacities of our school systems, how can we make them more effective, how can we support them more so that they can do more good in our community. And we have to conversely be careful about are we putting in place policies that weaken them.

“These are public dollars, and wherever those dollars go comes a moral commitment that you serve every child,” he continues. “So if we end up with charter schools, if we end up with tax credits that flow dollars into private schools, that also comes with a commitment that every child that shows up at one of those doors gets served.”

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Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, a coalition of leading health care providers in Kentucky, discusses the health care system, Medicaid expansion enabled by federal health care reform, and more.

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William Turner - S17 E13

Host Renee Shaw talks with scholar, sociologist and author William Turner about his new book "Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns" which chronicles the area's vibrant Black communities during coal's final post-war boom years.

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Connections - S17 E18

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Pop Culture and Commodification of Women - S9 E8

Renee talks with women and others about the influence of popular media on body image and the stereotypes perpetuated throughout the entertainment industry.

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Innocence Project - S9 E9

Renee's guests are Innocence Project Policy Director Stephen Saloom and prison exoneree Calvin Johnson. In 1983, Johnson was falsely convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison. The Innocence Project took his case and arranged for forensic testing that proved his innocence 16 years later. Renee talks with Johnson about his experience and with Saloom about the work of the Innocence Project in all 50 states.

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Diabetes Prevention and Control - S9 E10

Experts discuss the statewide education and prevention methods being dispatched and the changes individuals can make to avoid diabetes.

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Human Trafficking - S9 E11

Renee talks with guests about recent legislation that strengthens Kentucky's human trafficking laws and provides more services to victims and other topics.

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The Forgotten Minority - S9 E12

Renee talks with advocates for Kentuckians with disabilities about the challenges facing those with mental and physical limitations and illnesses, the resources available, and the policy changes needed to better serve this population.

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Connections - S17 E19

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Middle Class Struggles and Poverty - S9 E13

Renee's guests are Ron Crouch, demographer and director of research and statistics in the Office of Employment and Training for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and Myrdin Thompson of Louisville, an activist with RESULTS, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger and poverty.

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History Maker; Tuskegee Airmen History - S9 E14

Renee interviews three men who are either making history or working to preserve it: Reginald "Reggie" Thomas is the third African American in Kentucky history to be elected to the Kentucky Senate; Ron Spriggs, historian, and Bobby Scroggins, a University of Kentucky art professor and sculptor, talk about the Tuskegee Airmen and new artwork created to honor them.

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Sabrina Butler and Kate Miller - S9 E19

Renee talks with Mississippian Sabrina Butler, the only female death row exoneree, about her wrongful conviction and her quest to end capital punishment, and with American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky spokesperson Kate Miller.

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Vershawn A. Young - S9 E20

Renee talks with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Vershawn A. Young (aka Dr. Vay), an expert of the contemporary African American experience, about his latest published work, Other People's English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy.

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Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker - S9 E21

Frank X Walker, named Kentucky's 2013-14 poet laureate, talks about his latest collection, "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers", and other works and projects.

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Connections - S17 E20

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50th Anniversary of the March on Frankfort - S9 E22

Renee discusses the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1964 March on Frankfort with historians and participants including: NAACP Louisville leader Raoul Cunningham and former state Senator Georgia Davis Powers.

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Aaron Thompson - S9 E26

Aaron Thompson, executive vice president and chief academic officer of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, discusses the state budget for higher education and the impact on student tuition.

  • Tuesday February 8, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross - CCDD - S9 E27

MaryLee Underwoood and Chastity Ross with the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) discuss recent legislation to protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Dr. Janet Taylor - S9 E29

Renee speaks with Dr. Janet Taylor, psychiatrist, certified life coach, and national commentator on work-life balance and mental health issues.

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Djuan Trent - S9 E30

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent talks about her decision come out as a gay woman, reaction from family and friends, her activism in advancing gay rights and marriage, and more.

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Connections - S17 E21

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Hasan Davis - S9 E31

Renee speaks with former Kentucky Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Hasan Davis, about recent juvenile justice reform. Davis was featured in the recent PBS "Frontline" program "Prison State," about Kentucky's correction system, and interviewed for KET's follow-up program, "Prison State: A Kentucky Community Conversation".

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Prison Reform In Kentucky - S9 E32

Renee continues the discussion about Kentucky prison reform recently highlighted on the PBS "Frontline" program "Prison State." Her guests are: Mark Bolton, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections; Sheila Schuster, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and mental health advocate; and Ray Larson, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney.

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Ted Strader - COPES - S9 E33

Ted Strader, the director of the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc. (COPES) in Louisville, discusses how partnering agencies with the corrections system can help former inmates with successful re-entry into society.

  • Wednesday February 16, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Colene Elridge - S9 E34

Renee speaks with human resources professional and life coach Colene Elridge, better known as Coach Colene, owner of Be More Consulting.

  • Thursday February 17, 2022 5:30 am ET on KETKY
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Rape Culture - S9 E35

Renee's guests are Mae Suramek, executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center and Rus Funk, executive director of MensWork- Eliminating Violence Against Women.

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Connections - S17 E22

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Mental Health Courts - S9 E36

Kelly Gunning, director of advocacy and public policy, NAMI Lexington (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and Public Defender Jon Landon, discuss mental health laws in Kentucky.

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Dr. Timothy M. Houchin - S9 E37

Renee speaks with Lexington psychiatrist Dr. Timothy M. Houchin about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Houchin is a board-certified adult, child/adolescent, and forensic psychiatrist, and the founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services in Lexington.

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Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing - S13 E42

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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

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Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

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Dr. Donna Grigsby - S13 E28

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Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks - S13 E25

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Sec. Eric Friedlander - Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services - S17 E16

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Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard - S13 E24

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - S13 E23

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Educational Innovation - S13 E21

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Gerald Smith - S13 E20

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DV8 Kitchen - S13 E17

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Elizabeth Helm-Frazier - S16 E39

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Silas House - S13 E16

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Sexual Harassment Issues - Consultant Rus Funk - S13 E14

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Good Samaritans - Surgery on Sunday; Bluegrass Families First and One Parent Scholar House - S13 E12

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Health Issues - Sen. Julie Raque Adams and Rep. Addia Wuchner - S13 E10

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Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - S13 E8

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Caroline Randall Williams - S16 E13

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Gordon Hamlin - S13 E7

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Steve Beshear - S13 E5

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao - S13 E4

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bell hooks - S4 E16

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Kristin Ashford - Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy - S13 E2

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Season 16 Episodes

Filmmaker Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

S16 E37 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.1.21

Early Childhood Development Initiatives in Louisville

S16 E36 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.25.21

Kathy Werking and Jim Embry

S16 E35 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.17.21

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack

S16 E34 Length 27:41 Premiere Date 7.11.21

Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore

S16 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.26.21

The Demands and Rewards of Fatherhood

S16 E32 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 6.20.21

Psychologist Julie Cerel

S16 E31 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.13.21

Restaurateur and Chef Ouita Michel

S16 E30 Length 27:56 Premiere Date 6.6.21

Sarah Taylor Vanover - Early Childhood Education

S16 E29 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 5.16.21

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

S16 E28 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.9.21

Cynthia Knapek of Louisville Leadership Center

S16 E27 Length 27:35 Premiere Date 5.1.21

Vaccine Equity and Hesitancy

S16 E26 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 4.24.21

State Treasurer Allison Ball and Sharon Price

S16 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.18.21

Chef and Activist Dan Wu

S16 E24 Length 27:52 Premiere Date 4.11.21

EKU Criminal Justice Professor Pete Kraska

S16 E23 Length 28:00 Premiere Date 4.3.21

The Rise of Anti-Asian Violence

S16 E22 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 3.28.21

Authors Prisha Hedau, Carly Muetterties and Maddie Shepard

S16 E21 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 3.21.21

Charles Booker

S16 E20 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 3.14.21

Mental Health and COVID-19

S16 E19 Length 28:39 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Community Activist Christopher 2X

S16 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.7.21

Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Keith Jackson

S16 E17 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.31.21

A Mission to End Institutional Racism in Kentucky

S16 E16 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.24.21

Celebrating the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County

S16 E15 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 1.17.21

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman

S16 E14 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 1.10.21

Caroline Randall Williams

S16 E13 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 12.20.20

Amy Luttrell and Adria Johnson

S16 E12 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 12.13.20

Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason Glass

S16 E11 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.22.20

Louisville Metro Police Interim Chief Yvette Gentry

S16 E10 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 11.15.20

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

S16 E9 Length 27:31 Premiere Date 11.8.20

Terrance Sullivan

S16 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.1.20

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

S16 E7 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.25.20

Beth Howard and Michael Harrington; Devine Carama

S16 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.18.20

Nana Ama Aya Bullock and Muriel Harris

S16 E5 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 10.11.20

Betsy Johnson, Saundra Ardrey

S16 E4 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.4.20

Fabian Alvarez, Leyda Becker and Mercedes Harn

S16 E3 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 9.27.20

Devine Carama; Marjorie Guyon and Barry Darnell Burton

S16 E2 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 9.20.20

Marsha Weinstein

S16 E1 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.11.20

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