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Graduation Day

A total of 19 students received their diplomas this year at the Kentucky School for the Blind and the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Safety course gets students one step closer to career-readiness

Ballard Memorial High School offered its seniors in three career and technical education classes an important safety course, and the instructor who led that effort would like to see it happen across the state.

Learning to end hunger

Rowan County Middle School uses project-based learning to help students and the community.

On target

The National Archery in the Schools Program recently held its national tournament in Louisville.

MakerSpace making a difference in Boone County

School district has created a regional hub where students can become innovators, inventors and creators.

Leadership

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Steve Martin, Middlesboro Independent

The past three years have been a time of rebuilding the pride and tradition of the Middlesboro Independent school district. The district has promoted...

Dr. Pruitt goes to Washington

The commissioner goes to Washington to testify about the new Every Student Succeeds Act regulations and urges people to submit their feedback about the regulations by the Aug. 1 deadline.

As, Bs, Cs and Not Yets

Kentucky’s 2016 Elementary School Teacher of the Year Joshua DeWar asks what would happen if schools stopped handing out failing grades.

Are great teachers replaceable?

Shelby County’s Kari Patrick shares her thoughts on how everyone can help new teachers go from good to great.

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Chuck Adams, Spencer County

Since Superintendent Chuck Adams’ arrival in 2007, state assessment scores in the Spencer County school district have consistently improved with the district receiving a...

Rethinking student learning and the role of engagement

Henderson County's Amy Kellen shares how she learned that student engagement, by itself, doesn't necessarily mean students are learning more.

News

Pruitt testifies before Congressional committee on ESSA; calls for common sense approach

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce in Washington, D.C., June 23, commending lawmakers for passing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Oral testimony of Commissioner Pruitt to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the...

Oral testimony of Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt on “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act,” for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Written testimony of Commissioner Pruitt to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the...

Written testimony of Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt on “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act,” for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Pruitt to testify before Congressional committee on ESSA implementation; public input sought on regulations

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 2016.
Children enjoy their lunch during a kickoff event for the Summer Food Service Program at Calvary Elementary School (Marion County). The program will provide more than 2 million breakfasts, lunches and snacks this summer to more than 20,000 Kentucky children who might not otherwise have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. Photo by Mike Marsee, June 14, 2016

Summer Food Service Program celebrated

The Kentucky Summer Food Service Program is once again making sure students’ stomachs are full even when classrooms are empty.

Bulletin Board

Professional grant development workshop coming to Louisville

The Grant Training Center will host a professional grant development workshops July 21-22 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. The workshops are designed for...

KHS offers Civil War-era classroom experience

The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition has created a Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Classroom Experience, “The Caroline Chronicles: A Story of...

Workshop on rural students coming to Nashville

Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia is teaming with REL Mid-Atlantic and REL Northwest to host a workshop on preparing students in rural schools for colleges...

Looking for global literature

Trying to add global literature to your classroom or lesson plans? Two resources from Primary Source guide teachers in adding multiple viewpoints through literature and stories to avoid the danger of “a single story” about cultures.

Mapping the nation

With a million data points, the Asia Society’s interactive “Mapping the Nation” tool can help visually demonstrate for students the changing face of our country and our states in the face of globalization.

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