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Taking in knowledge, while giving back to others Taking what’s there and making it stronger Franklin County CTC looking to lead state in secondary Career and Technical Education Taking arts education to the next level OP mentoring sessions spur students to pursue STEM careers Great conversations key to college, career planning
 
Taking in knowledge, while giving back to others

Taking in knowledge, while giving back to others

Schools can help with memorial funding and learn along the way.

Taking what’s there and making it stronger

Taking what’s there and making it stronger

Assessing current procedures leads to ‘game-changing’ success with PGES.

Franklin County CTC looking to lead state in secondary Career and Technical Education

Franklin County CTC looking to lead state in secondary Career and Technical Education

High interest from students created need for new facility and expanded programs.

Taking arts education to the next level

Taking arts education to the next level

Grant helps teachers bring in those who live art to share art with students.

OP mentoring sessions spur students to pursue STEM careers

OP mentoring sessions spur students to pursue STEM careers

Students who were sophomores participating in Kentucky’s first Operation Preparation back in 2012 will be graduating high school in a few months. Two of those students, Brooke Dossett and Alex Kearns, remember their Operation Preparation experience at Gallatin County High School as highly beneficial in preparing them for their futures. Dossett and Kearns both had […]

Great conversations key to college, career planning

Great conversations key to college, career planning

In its third year, Operation Preparation remains vital to student success.

Superintendents’ Spotlight: Lewis Carter, Monroe County

17 April 2014

Superintendent Lewis Carter has made a concerted effort to recognize the winner in everyone he meets in the Monroe County school district. From the classroom to the ball field, he can often be seen celebrating students’ and staff’s accomplishments be it a last-second buzzer beater or a preschool student who has mastered tying his shoe. Superintendent […]

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Kentucky schools recognized for environmental efforts

16 April 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear marked Earth Week in Kentucky this week by congratulating several schools for efforts in energy conservation. The Governor earlier proclaimed April 15-22, 2014, as Earth Week in Kentucky. “We need our young leaders of today to be just as involved in Earth Day 2014 as their counterparts were in […]

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Educators recognized for Earth Day 2014 achievements

16 April 2014

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission recently presented its annual Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the environment. This year’s event took place at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. Among the recipients were: Leslie Preston Meredith, a science and social studies teacher at West Hardin Middle School (Hardin […]

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Two elementary schools are National Title I Distinguished Schools

16 April 2014

Two Kentucky schools have been recognized as part of the National Title I Association’s National Title I Distinguished Schools program. Schools are chosen in two categories. Beechwood Elementary (Beechwood Ind.) is the state’s category 1 school, a school that has exceeded adequate yearly progress for two or more years. Cuba Elementary (Graves Co.) is the […]

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Board of education receives grant to advance work on assessments

16 April 2014

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has awarded $11,500 to the Kentucky Board of Education to advance the state’s education reform work on Kentucky Core Academic Standards (English/language arts, mathematics and science) and Measures of Deeper Learning. Kentucky is one of only six state boards to receive a stipend award. The grant […]

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UK training focused on project-based, science learning for middle school teachers

16 April 2014

The University of Kentucky STEM Education Department and College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host a summer institute for middle school teachers June 23-25 and July 10 and 11. Teachers who take part on the institute will learn how to: conduct project-based investigations on the Kentucky River Watershed that implement Kentucky Core Academic Standards and Science and Engineering […]

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Taking in knowledge, while giving back to others

Taking in knowledge, while giving back to others

15 April 2014

Schools can help with memorial funding and learn along the way.

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United We Stand, Divided We Fail

15 April 2014

The words United We Stand, Divided We Fall are emblazoned on the Kentucky state seal, displayed on the state flag and, in 1942, were adopted by the General Assembly as the Commonwealth’s motto. While biblical in origin, this simple, yet inspiring phrase first appeared in modern times in the revolutionary war ballad The Liberty Song. […]

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Board of Education approves educator effectiveness system

10 April 2014

At its meeting yesterday the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously approved a new statewide evaluation system for teachers and principals and received an update on a new evaluation system for superintendents. The goal of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System model is that every student is taught by an effective teacher; every school is led by […]

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Districts of Distinction recognized

10 April 2014

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and Kentucky Department of Education recognized three school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting yestefrday. The districts earned the recognition under the second year of the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All accountability system. To qualify as a District of Distinction, a district had […]

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