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Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now Teachers take advantage of chance to put arts in the spotlight in Jessamine schools Hazard school takes more active approach to ILPs Technology competition fuels learning in classroom and beyond Ready to learn Law and order attracts students to program at Scott County school
 
Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now

Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now

Students in Anderson County Middle School's STEM class are finding solutions for problems that might affect the world they live in years from now as part of an innovative project.

Teachers take advantage of chance to put arts in the spotlight in Jessamine schools

Teachers take advantage of chance to put arts in the spotlight in Jessamine schools

Jessamine County schools illustrate their emphasis on arts and humanities with new district-wide coordinators.

Hazard school takes more active approach to ILPs

Hazard school takes more active approach to ILPs

A Hazard Middle School teacher has led an effort to make students’ individual learning plans more meaningful.

Technology competition fuels learning in classroom and beyond

Technology competition fuels learning in classroom and beyond

The 2015 STLP Championship brought more than 8,000 students, teachers, parents and volunteers to Lexington for the annual display of how Kentucky students are using technology to improve their schools, communities and themselves.

Ready to learn

Ready to learn

Districts across the state are trying new ways to increase kindergarten readiness.

Law and order attracts students to program at Scott County school

Law and order attracts students to program at Scott County school

Scott County students get an in-depth look at law and justice in a unique three-course program.

Children’s book produced by KDE staffers available for download

24 April 2015

“Sam Saves the Mansion,” a new children’s book about the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion produced by four KDE staffers, is now available as a free, downloadable e-book. Paperback copies of the book also are available for students to read in public libraries and elementary schools across the state. First Lady Jane Beshear, a former teacher, requested […]

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Education secretary praises Kentucky progress

24 April 2015

During a trip to Louisville this week, United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan saw firsthand, some of the progress Kentucky has made in public education in recent years and praised the state and for a job well done. Duncan, along with Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, started the day at Fern Creek Traditional High School, […]

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Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now

Project-based learning helping students solve future problems now

21 April 2015

Students in Anderson County Middle School's STEM class are finding solutions for problems that might affect the world they live in years from now as part of an innovative project.

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Teachers take advantage of chance to put arts in the spotlight in Jessamine schools

Teachers take advantage of chance to put arts in the spotlight in Jessamine schools

21 April 2015

Jessamine County schools illustrate their emphasis on arts and humanities with new district-wide coordinators.

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Schools named Kentucky Green Ribbon nominees

16 April 2015

Two public schools and one postsecondary institution are Kentucky’s nominees for the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Recognition Award. First Lady Jane Beshear recognized Bryan Station Middle School (Fayette Co.), Royal Springs Middle School (Scott Co.) and Western Kentucky University (WKU) as Kentucky’s nominees at a recent Frankfort ceremony. The schools will […]

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TELL Kentucky response sets record; results due next month

16 April 2015

Kentucky educators have set a new record with their response to the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky Survey. Nearly 45,000 – 89.3 percent – of school-based certified educators completed it, surpassing the 2013 response rate of 87 percent and setting a new national record among states that administer the working conditions survey. […]

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Sims, Stafford named to Office of Assessment and Accountability positions

16 April 2015

Rhonda Sims, currently director of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Support and Research, has been named associate commissioner of the Office of Assessment and Accountability. Sims replaces Ken Draut, who retired March 1. In her new position, Sims will oversee the Division of Assessment Design and Implementation and the Division of Support and […]

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Tony Sergent, Letcher County

16 April 2015

The Letcher County school district has moved from a Needs Improvement/Progressing district to a Proficient/Progressing district. In addition, the district is one of only 17 High Progress districts and has seven out of 11 schools in the 70th percentile or above, one Distinguished school, which was in the 95th percentile, and a School of Distinction. […]

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Hazard school takes more active approach to ILPs

Hazard school takes more active approach to ILPs

14 April 2015

A Hazard Middle School teacher has led an effort to make students’ individual learning plans more meaningful.

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Technology competition fuels learning in classroom and beyond

Technology competition fuels learning in classroom and beyond

14 April 2015

The 2015 STLP Championship brought more than 8,000 students, teachers, parents and volunteers to Lexington for the annual display of how Kentucky students are using technology to improve their schools, communities and themselves.

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