Features

Technology championships showcase student leadership

More than 10,000 people attended the STLP championships in Lexington, where the best of Kentucky students’ instructional, technical and community service projects were on display.

Highlights from the 2016 Regular Session

While the legislature was focused this session on how to deal with the state’s underfunded pension systems, a few education bills made it into law.

Keeping schools, community and the environment healthy

Students showed off their projects to improve the environment and conserve energy at the Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon in Frankfort.

Passing legislation the old-school way

Jefferson County elementary school students get to see how lawmakers worked in the 19th century during a tour of Frankfort's Old Capitol building.

Students take the lead at new regional career academy

The first-of-its-kind in Kentucky high school aims to prepare students for high-demand jobs.

Leadership

The meaning behind the symbol

We recently unveiled the new logo for the Kentucky Department of Education. I would like to explain the logo a bit more in this blog.

Building capacity through co-teaching

Covington Independent’s Tiffany Gruen shares her story about how co-teaching made both her and a colleague better in the classroom.

Finding the courage to say, ‘I don’t know’

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, asks what would happen if educators had the courage to rethink the way things have always been done.

Activating teaching leadership

Brandy Beasley shares how Second Street Elementary School in Frankfort empowered teachers to take a leadership role.

Superintendent Spotlight: Leon Smith, Russellville Independent

The Russellville Independent school district is a small district that is making gains in student academic achievement. Through the leadership of a strong experienced...

How Ballard County honored the memory of a beloved teacher

Ballard County’s Angie Woods explains how the staff and teachers of her elementary school decided how to honor a beloved teacher who was lost too soon.

News

KCSS releases new report on principals’ perspective on bullying

A new report from the Kentucky Center for School Safety – "Addressing Bullying Incidents in Kentucky Schools: A Principal’s Perspective" – examines the issues surrounding bullying in schools from the perspective of Kentucky principals and assistant principals .

Gov. Bevin announces new Kentucky Board of Education appointees

Gov. Matt Bevin announced five new members to the Kentucky Board of Education. The board is comprised of 12 members, each serving four-year terms.

Kentucky School for the Blind to present Langan Distinguished Service Awards

The Kentucky School for the Blind will present Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Awards to Kenneth W. Jones and Larry V. Mann at May 13 during the school’s 174th Founder’s Day Program.

Flood, Givens honored with Stilwell Award

The Kentucky Department of Education recognized Rep. Kelly Flood and Sen. David Givens with the 2015-16 Stilwell Award for their personal dedication to and support of education technology.

Kentucky Department of Education unveils new logo

Today Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt unveiled a new logo and motto for the Kentucky Department of Education.

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Jefferson teacher awarded grant for Library of Congress Institute

Pam Coomer, a library media specialist at Fairdale High School (Jefferson County), has been named a 2016 Fund for Teachers (FFT) Fellow. With her $3,200...

KEDC offering argument-driven inquiry workshop

The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) will host a workshop on argument-driven inquiry June 28-29 at the KEDC Conference Center in Ashland. The workshop...

Kentucky Science Teachers Association conference seeks proposals

Educators are invited to submit workshop proposals for the Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference Nov. 10-12 in Lexington. The theme of this year’s conference is...

Super Science Olympics coming to your library

The Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington has introduced a new program just in time for summer, the Super Science Olympics.

Register by June 10 for the “STEAMing up the Classroom” workshop

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is partnering with Virginia Chance School, Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Association of Environmental Education to offer a PreK-5 educator workshop.

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