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Breckinridge County ATC joins NASA Hunch project Stopher students benefit from involved community Helping parents understand math helps students Yearlong program focused on creating stronger school, district leaders Learning better together KSD teacher uses math program for instant feedback
 
Breckinridge County ATC joins NASA Hunch project

Breckinridge County ATC joins NASA Hunch project

Breckinridge County Area Technology Center students have joined a program in which they are creating training hardware for NASA.

Stopher students benefit from involved community

Stopher students benefit from involved community

One of four public schools in Kentucky to receive the Blue Ribbon award in 2014, the Jefferson County school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in the state.

Helping parents understand math helps students

Helping parents understand math helps students

Teachers across the state and country are trying to help parents understand today’s mathematics instruction and why it will help their children develop a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts.

Yearlong program focused on creating stronger school, district leaders

Yearlong program focused on creating stronger school, district leaders

LEAD-Kentucky uses an established national program as part of the effort to turn around low-performing schools, and it will be open to all schools later this year.

Learning better together

Learning better together

Jefferson County elementary-high school partnership helps students grow their Spanish skills – and so much more.

KSD teacher uses math program for instant feedback

KSD teacher uses math program for instant feedback

A Kentucky School for the Deaf mathematics teacher is utilizing an online homework and testing system that she helped align with the Kentucky Core Academic Standards.

When students engage true learning takes place

05 March 2015

By Tanya Jury Tanya.jury@hardin.kyschool.us Although it used to be the norm for teachers to close their doors, lecture for 45 minutes while students sat in rows, listened, and took notes, times have changed. Over the past several years, student engagement has started to become quite a popular topic in the realm of education. So much […]

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Feedback, engagement critical to schools, students continued progress

03 March 2015

No matter how busy my schedule gets as Kentucky’s education commissioner, I am always interested in receiving feedback. That’s one of the many reasons I meet regularly with staff, connect through social media and visit schools around the state. The comments, questions and ideas I receive from all of these and many other activities are […]

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Breckinridge County ATC joins NASA Hunch project

Breckinridge County ATC joins NASA Hunch project

03 March 2015

Breckinridge County Area Technology Center students have joined a program in which they are creating training hardware for NASA.

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Stopher students benefit from involved community

Stopher students benefit from involved community

03 March 2015

One of four public schools in Kentucky to receive the Blue Ribbon award in 2014, the Jefferson County school has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in the state.

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Vicki Jones, East Bernstadt Indpendent

26 February 2015

The East Bernstadt Independent school district has a long history of success and pride, and its culture proves that staff members have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of the students. The district’s slogan, “It’s About the Future of Kids” is very appropriate and serves as the driving force. Based on 2014 state accountability, East […]

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Differentiating to meet students’ needs

26 February 2015

By Sarah Reed sarah.reed@jefferson.kyschools.us Each year students enter my classroom with different levels of knowledge and individual learning styles. Not all students learn instructional content in the same way or have the same level of proficiency. Consequently, I use differentiated instruction to support the needs of my students and to maximize their learning potential. When […]

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Helping parents understand math helps students

Helping parents understand math helps students

24 February 2015

Teachers across the state and country are trying to help parents understand today’s mathematics instruction and why it will help their children develop a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts.

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Yearlong program focused on creating stronger school, district leaders

Yearlong program focused on creating stronger school, district leaders

24 February 2015

LEAD-Kentucky uses an established national program as part of the effort to turn around low-performing schools, and it will be open to all schools later this year.

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Superintendents’ Spotlight: Brock Walter, Boyd County

19 February 2015

The Boyd County school district is focused on becoming a leader in learning by committing resources and provisions that put “Kids First.” The overarching milestone of the district is to ensure college- and career-readiness for all students by providing learning opportunities that encompass a wide range of 21st-century skills. All stakeholders share the vision to […]

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Teachers can get plenty of help in implementing standards

19 February 2015

By Tricia Shelton tricia.shelton@boone.kyschools.us The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education articulate a beautiful vision for our students. The overarching goal of the standards is a coherent and rigorous science education for all students that enables them to be critical consumers of science and attain the scientific literacy necessary […]

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