Sunday, October 23, 2016
Diane Polley, a health and P.E. teacher at Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County), helps students carry CPR practice dummies to the gym. Seth Jones, left, a student at Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County), Kenza Magouh and Megan Schilling practice CPR on dummies during a hands-only CPR class. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 23, 2016

Schools getting their hands on CPR

Schools and districts are determining how to offer students CPR training to meet the requirements of a new law.
Louisville's Rich Gimmel, right, speaks to Franklin County District Court Judge Chris Olds after being sworn in as a member of the Kentucky Board of Education. Gimmel was one of five new state board members sworn in in June. Photo by Bobby Ellis, June 8, 2016

Gimmel hopes to bring his business perspective to state board

Louisville’s Rich Gimmel, chairman of Atlas Machine and Supply, was one of five people sworn in earlier this summer as new members of the Kentucky Board of Education.

Perfecting formative assessment in science

Twelve Washington County teachers are enhancing their use of formative assessment practices in science classes as part of grant to improve science instruction and assessment.
Chloe Stivers has a puppet look over her shoulder as she reviews footage from her groups video assignment. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 15, 2016

A new kind of library

By Bobby Ellis There aren't many libraries that can claim to have a giant wall of computer monitors, a green screen, an aquaponics lab and...

‘Like a grandfather for every student’

Daviess County’s Kenny Kelley brings home the 2016 Fred Award from the Kentucky Association of School Administrators.

How I discovered the real influence of teachers

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, Kentucky's 2016 Teacher of the Year, shares what she learned about the influence of teachers during her year representing the Commonwealth.

Why inclusion matters

Lee County's Julia Bishop shares how her students with disabilities need to feel as though they belong to the larger school community.

Time to flip the script on our thinking about achievement gaps

In order to tackle Kentucky's achievement gap, we need to recognize it is all of our problem, and all of our responsibility to remedy this disparity in student achievement.

Uniting for a common purpose

Although Sept. 11, 2001, was a horrible tragedy, it united the country in a way few had seen. It's time to create a new sense of unity to improve Kentucky's education system and help create the future of the Commonwealth.

How I became a student-centered science teacher

Boyd County's Carly Baldwin turned to an idea used by Google to get her students more involved in their own learning.

Taking ownership for closing achievement gaps

Achievement gaps have been around for decades. They exist in nearly every school, every school district and every state. Everyone agrees we have to do something about gaps – something that will solve the issue once and for all – but then it grows quiet.
Teacher of the Year award winners pose with Commissioner Stephen Pruitt after the award ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. From left are, 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ron Skillern of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Sarah Mills of Eastside Middle School, and Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year Kellie Jones of Taylor County Elementary School are congratulated by Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 19, 2016

Ron A. Skillern named 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

A 30-year veteran teacher at Bowling Green High School, Ron A. Skillern, is the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.

Nov. 7 deadline for feedback on proposed federal school funding regulation

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking public comment on the proposed regulation to implement the requirement in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, revised as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), that federal funds must supplement, and may not supplant, state and local funds.
Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt signs a proclamation declaring Oct. 16-22 as Safe Schools Week in Kentucky. Safe Schools Week is designed to raise public awareness and improve the safety of our schools by educating students, staff and community members about bullying prevention, conflict resolution and relationship building. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 7, 2016

Commissioner proclaims Safe Schools Week Oct. 16-22

Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has signed a proclamation declaring that October 16-22 is Safe Schools Week in Kentucky.

Two Kentucky career and technical education teachers named finalists for national award

Two Kentucky career and technical education teachers have qualified as finalists in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s Excellence Awards.

Semifinalists named for 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Nine outstanding teachers from across the state – three elementary, three middle and three high school teachers – are semifinalists for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award.

KAEE seeks facilitators for its workshops

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is accepting applications for formal and informal facilitators to conduct workshops in its various curricula programs. Educator and facilitator...

Kentucky Storytelling Conference to be held in Pikeville

The Kentucky Storytelling Conference will be Nov. 4-5 at the Pike County Public Library District, Lee Avenue Branch, in Pikeville. The event includes featured storytellers...

Secretary of State’s Essay and Slogan Contest open

The Office of the Secretary of State’s 2016-17 Essay and Slogan Contest is accepting student entries The contest helps students get engaged in the...

Murray State hosts Econ Extravaganza for teachers

The Murray State University Center for Economic Education is hosting its Econ Extravaganza for teachers Nov. 1 in the Business Building on the MSU...

Nominations open for gifted education awards

The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education is accepting nominations for its awards programs. The Distinguished Student Award recognizes a student from grades 3-6 who has...

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