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Military history lessons go beyond the battle Creating a world-class system of career and technical education History comes alive in arts infused field trips Science education goes outdoors Support and advance Creating global minds, cultural competency through high-tech classroom connections
 
Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.

Creating a world-class system of career and technical education

Creating a world-class system of career and technical education

State education leaders consider study recommendations as they focus on how to move Kentucky’s career and technical education into the 21st Century.

History comes alive in arts infused field trips

History comes alive in arts infused field trips

This summer 45 teachers from across the state spent a week in Frankfort learning how to infuse arts into field trips. By early next year the lesson plans they developed will be available for teachers statewide.

Science education goes outdoors

Science education goes outdoors

Classroom science concepts are put into action in the outdoor classroom at Glenn Marshall Elementary (Madison County).

Support and advance

Support and advance

Monitoring program, support team helping students take ownership of education.

Creating global minds, cultural competency through high-tech classroom connections

Creating global minds, cultural competency through high-tech classroom connections

Randy Barrette, a Spanish teacher at Menifee County High School, strives to make his students globally aware by participating in a virtual exchange program with a school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Superintendents’ spotlight: Donald Shively, Paducah Independent

21 August 2014

As befits a former chemistry teacher and assistant football coach, Paducah Independent Superintendent Donald Shively is adept at using numbers to gauge the progress of the district. In looking at the big picture, Shively likes the progress that’s been made toward students being college- and career-ready when they graduate. “We’ve gone from having 34 percent […]

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Beshear adds members to 2 education councils

20 August 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear has made appointments to two education-related boards. The governor appointed nine new members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC). The 17-member council advises the Kentucky Board of Education on the design of the testing and accountability system. ​The new members are: Shannon Treece, of New Castle, is principal at Eminence […]

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Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Military history lessons go beyond the battle

19 August 2014

Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.

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The good news and bad news on NCLB waivers

18 August 2014

First, the good news: Last week the U.S. Department of Education (USED) notified us that it had approved Kentucky’s application for a one-year extension of our Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver flexibility. The extension will run through the 2014-15 school year. The bad news is that we are still operating […]

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Superintendents’ Spotlight: Kyle Estes, Hancock County

14 August 2014

In his third year as superintendent, Kyle Estes is leading the Hancock County school district to embody the principles and practices of a champion organization as it prepares students for college, careers and life. As a part of the district’s mission, it is “committed to instilling and conducting ourselves with integrity, service, quality and trust.” […]

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Partnerships are critical

14 August 2014

I want to give a “shout out” to one of our university partners. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of K-12 and higher education educators at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Education P20 Innovation Lab meeting. UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair started the P20 Innovation Lab […]

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It’s football time…in the classroom!

14 August 2014

One of my favorite sounds of fall is hearing “It’s football time in the Bluegrass” blared from the speakers at Commonwealth Stadium.   Cheering for the University of Kentucky football team is a treasured pastime that I have enjoyed since I was a little girl going to games with my family.   I have witnessed huge victories […]

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Board approves regulations and global competency resolution

12 August 2014

The Kentucky Board of Education took what board chair Roger Marcum called  “an important next step” last week toward preparing students to be globally ready when it unanimously approved a resolution to include global readiness as part of the board’s college/career-readiness agenda. The action builds on the board’s decision in June to implement a World […]

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Students excel at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

12 August 2014

Kentucky students were among some of the top finishers at the recent 2014 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas. FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer […]

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More than 135 schools to participate in Fresh Fruit/Vegetable Program

12 August 2014

Nearly 56,700 students in 137 Kentucky elementary schools will enjoy fresh produce in the 2014-15 school year as part of a federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The FFVP provides all children in participating schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the […]

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