Sharon Roberson, a science lab teacher at Brooks Elementary (Bullitt County) demonstrates sound waves by having students do the wave during a lesson on the science of music. Photo by Mike Marsee, Feb. 19, 2016

Exploring the science of music

A cooperative atmosphere helps Bullitt County teachers create new ways for students to explore.
Students in Franklin-Simpson High School's agriculture program scored higher than booth the school and state average on last year's ACT. Photo provided by Simpson County schools.

Franklin-Simpson in the sweet spot of agriculture education

High school’s agriculture program brings academic, career and technical education and leadership skills together for success.
Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt recently spoke with students enrolled in the Falcon Academy. All were enthusiastic about their experience, with some students admitting they thought college was out of reach until they started earning credits through the program. Photo by Becky Blessing, Feb. 2, 2016

Students soaring toward college thanks to Falcon Academy

Hickman County's Falcon Academy is a dual credit program that provides the opportunity for juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school, all at no cost to the students.

Relationships key to learning

Kelly Teague of Muhlenberg North Middle School is Kentucky’s Special Education Teacher of the Year.
Dawson Barr, left, plays a snare drum while Hayden Ashley tests a cymbal during a program at the American Printing House for the Blind held in conjunction with the Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge. Younger students participating in the competition tried their hand at a variety of percussion instruments during a program held while their work was being judged. Photo by Mike Marsee, Feb. 18, 2016

Rising to the challenge

About 40 students from around the state got to compete and participate in workshops at the annual Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge.


Superintendent Spotlight: Steve Butcher, Pulaski County

Pulaski County is working hard to prepare students for opportunities beyond their K-12 educational experience.

PLCs: Worth the work

Jefferson County's Joshua DeWar shares why he thinks professional learning communities are the tool to help students achieve.

Working together for the benefit of students

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt shares his thoughts on what he saw during the 2016 legislative session.

Instilling hope in your students

Fayette County’s Joe Payne shares why he thinks it’s important for teachers to be providing their students with the supports – and the hope for their future – that some are desperately seeking.

Superintendent Spotlight: Mickey Brangers, West Point Independent

The West Point Independent school district is a unique place as one of the smallest districts in the state. It is a kindergarten-8th grade...

Put down the bingo card

2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair shares how she learned to feel more comfortable talking with legislators and why she thinks it's important for all teachers.


Kentucky schools named national Green Ribbon winners

Eastern Elementary School (Scott County) and Russell Cave Elementary School (Fayette County) were named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.

Students to compete in technology state championship

More than 8,000 students, educators and parents will converge on Lexington for the ninth annual Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship on Friday, April 22.

Board of education discusses new accountability system

At its meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed the development of a new accountability system for public schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Arnold receives 2016 Kevin M. Noland Award

At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort April 13, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented the 2016 Kevin M. Noland Award to Laura Arnold, associate commissioner for the Office of Career and Technical Education at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Nominations open for 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline, a business unit of Ashland Inc.

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Company donating STEM packages to 75 schools

HipScience, an embedded sensor company, is making its Mantis STEM kits with sensor and associated curriculum available to at least 75 U.S. schools in...

Kentucky Paleontological Society to meet April 29

"Past, Present and Future Research at the Famous Coral Beds of the Falls of the Ohio State Park” is the topic of the next meeting of The Kentucky Paleontological Society April 29.

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2016 Kentucky History Education Conference June 23 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History...

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Keep up to date on the latest happenings related to Kentucky’s Academic Standards for Science by signing up for a new monthly newsletter here.

Kentucky Speedway sponsors STEM-related essay contest

Kentucky Speedway is sponsoring a STEM-related essay contest for high school students as part of its Racing to Excellence school program. Students in grades 9-12...