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Adaptive recreation can make all PE students feel like part of the team Grant to help schools be more AWARE of students’ mental health needs Thinking of the future Teaching students to think globally State will focus on Novice reduction to close achievement gaps KDE, educators smoothing new pathway to early graduation
 
Adaptive recreation can make all PE students feel like part of the team

Adaptive recreation can make all PE students feel like part of the team

At a recent adaptive recreation training, teachers learned how physical education classes can be adapted to include students with disabilities, and at the same time break down walls between differently abled students.

Grant to help schools be more AWARE of students’ mental health needs

Grant to help schools be more AWARE of students’ mental health needs

An $8.1 million federal grant will help Kentucky schools create safer learning environments and promote behavioral health to improve educational outcome for all students.

Thinking of the future

Thinking of the future

Across the state 160 school districts as well as the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf are participating in Operation Preparation 2015. Four districts attended daylong events at Kentucky State University in Frankfort last week.

Teaching students to think globally

Teaching students to think globally

In order to compete in the 21st century economy, Kentucky students must learn to think globally. Fourteen elementary and middle schools across the state will become models for implementing globally competency into schools’ curriculum.

State will focus on Novice reduction to close achievement gaps

State will focus on Novice reduction to close achievement gaps

KDE’s new strategy includes identifying eight work areas and best practices to improve student achievement.

KDE, educators smoothing new pathway to early graduation

KDE, educators smoothing new pathway to early graduation

More students than expected are taking advantage of a newly created pathway to early graduation.

Superintendent’s Spotlight: Trent Lovett, Marshall County

26 March 2015

Many exciting things are taking place in the Marshall County school district. The district has been ranked in the top 10 in the state academically for the past two years and is identified as a Distinguished school district. In addition, eight of the ten schools have been labeled Distinguished. The Gifted and Talented program has […]

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Standards-Based Grading & PGES: The Perfect Connection

26 March 2015

By Natalie McCutchen natalie.mccutchen@simpson.kyschools.us Marie Montessori said the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”  For the past few years, I have been working to make my students more self-sufficient and more independent thinkers who are engaged in […]

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Adaptive recreation can make all PE students feel like part of the team

Adaptive recreation can make all PE students feel like part of the team

24 March 2015

At a recent adaptive recreation training, teachers learned how physical education classes can be adapted to include students with disabilities, and at the same time break down walls between differently abled students.

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Grant to help schools be more AWARE of students’ mental health needs

Grant to help schools be more AWARE of students’ mental health needs

24 March 2015

An $8.1 million federal grant will help Kentucky schools create safer learning environments and promote behavioral health to improve educational outcome for all students.

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Kentucky Center offering four arts academies for teachers

19 March 2015

Four arts academies and arts integration academies will be offered to teachers this summer at various locations by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Teachers attending the academies will receive hands-on, standards-aligned training. The schedule: Arts Academy, June 15-19, Corbin STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Academy, July 6-10, Murray Arts-Literacy Academy, July […]

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Superintendent’s Spotlight: Nannette Johnston, Hardin County

19 March 2015

Dynamic educational partnerships and strong community, family, staff and student support have made the Hardin County school district home of endless opportunities. One example is the Hardin County Early College and Career Center. Also known as EC3, the Early College and Career Center fulfills several roles. High school students use the center to take courses […]

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The freedom to make mistakes

19 March 2015

I still remember one of my first years teaching middle school science when my students conducted a lab and their data did not support the Law of Conservation of Mass. This was a big deal because the whole reason we were doing the lab was to learn or reinforce the Law of Conservation of Mass. […]

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Thinking of the future

Thinking of the future

17 March 2015

Across the state 160 school districts as well as the Kentucky School for the Blind and Kentucky School for the Deaf are participating in Operation Preparation 2015. Four districts attended daylong events at Kentucky State University in Frankfort last week.

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Teaching students to think globally

Teaching students to think globally

17 March 2015

In order to compete in the 21st century economy, Kentucky students must learn to think globally. Fourteen elementary and middle schools across the state will become models for implementing globally competency into schools’ curriculum.

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Feedback sought on School Improvement Grant program

12 March 2015

In coming weeks, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will be applying to the U.S. Department of Education for a School Improvement Grant (SIG). These grants, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, are made to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) which, in turn, make competitive […]

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