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New policy seeks to boost dual credit program Superintendent of the Year acts as both leader,  teacher Make your voice heard by taking the KCAS Challenge Milken award winner: Newest Hub school showcasing turnaround tactics A new approach to teaching mathematics
 
New policy seeks to boost dual credit program

New policy seeks to boost dual credit program

The proposal would allow all students access to at least three dual credit classes, promote quality and rigor in the classes, make sure they remain affordable and guarantee transferability.

Superintendent of the Year acts as both leader,  teacher

Superintendent of the Year acts as both leader, teacher

Veteran educator James Flynn has led a turnaround in Simpson County.

Make your voice heard by taking the KCAS Challenge

Make your voice heard by taking the KCAS Challenge

Some of those who've taken the survey say it's important for teachers and others to weigh in.

Milken award winner: ‘I feel lucky every morning’

Milken award winner: ‘I feel lucky every morning’

Principal Allyson Vitato credits her teachers, their students and parents for her success at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary. Student achievement has increased during her five-year tenure.

Newest Hub school showcasing turnaround tactics

Newest Hub school showcasing turnaround tactics

Teachers and administrators at East Carter High School are happy to demonstrate some of the best practices that helped them turn around their test scores.

A new approach to teaching mathematics

A new approach to teaching mathematics

Formative assessment lessons through the Math Design Collaborative bring students a deeper understanding.

Superintendents’ Spotlight: Marvin Moore, Rowan County

29 January 2015

While the Rowan County school district may be small in size compared to other districts in Kentucky, it is by no means small in the abilities and talents of its students. Under the leadership of Superintendent Marvin Moore, community businesses, organizations, Morehead State University and Maysville Community and Technical College have partnered with the district’s […]

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Holliday urges a state-led, systematic approach to ESEA reauthorization

29 January 2015

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this week urged Congress to reauthorize the law governing public education in the United States by providing for a state-led, systemic approach that supports teachers and leaders. Holliday appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) at a hearing titled “Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting […]

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New policy seeks to boost dual credit program

New policy seeks to boost dual credit program

27 January 2015

The proposal would allow all students access to at least three dual credit classes, promote quality and rigor in the classes, make sure they remain affordable and guarantee transferability.

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Superintendent of the Year acts as both leader,  teacher

Superintendent of the Year acts as both leader, teacher

27 January 2015

Veteran educator James Flynn has led a turnaround in Simpson County.

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Superintendents’ Spotlight: Sally Skinner, Williamstown Independent

22 January 2015

Williamstown Independent boasts a rich tradition of excellence. Its mission is “Engaging, educating and empowering all students for college and career readiness.” Under Superintendent Sally Skinner’s leadership, the district has many accomplishments. The district is partnering with the University of Kentucky in its P20 Innovation Lab and Next Generation Leadership initiative. Through this partnership, the […]

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New conversations about teacher leadership in Kentucky

22 January 2015

By Jana Bryant jana.bryant@daviess.kyschools.us Barnett Berry, one of the authors of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools, believes “it is time to blur the lines of distinction between those who teach and those who lead.” This distinction ought to become even more blurred with Kentucky’s Professional Growth and […]

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Half of incoming kindergartners are ready for school

22 January 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is up from 49 percent last year. Despite the gain, about 24,500 students entered kindergarten unprepared. “While we are moving in the right direction, this data reinforces the importance of quality early […]

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Make your voice heard by taking the KCAS Challenge

Make your voice heard by taking the KCAS Challenge

20 January 2015

Some of those who've taken the survey say it's important for teachers and others to weigh in.

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Milken award winner: ‘I feel lucky every morning’

Milken award winner: ‘I feel lucky every morning’

20 January 2015

Principal Allyson Vitato credits her teachers, their students and parents for her success at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary. Student achievement has increased during her five-year tenure.

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Reauthorizing NCLB: Let the games begin

20 January 2015

For the first time in years, it appears there may be serious talk of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Its most recent iteration, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, was due for reauthorization in 2007, but as with its predecessor, political acrimony has held up progress. However, recent […]

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