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Science education goes outdoors Support and advance Creating global minds, cultural competency through high-tech classroom connections Blue Ribbon school making the most of its diversity Associate commissioner focused on supporting educator improvement Comics in class? Teachers at Let’s TALK conference learn to use graphic novels to get students reading
 
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.

Blue Ribbon school making the most of its diversity

Blue Ribbon school making the most of its diversity

Glendover Elementary holds all students accountable to high expectations.

Associate commissioner focused on supporting educator improvement

Associate commissioner focused on supporting educator improvement

As Associate Commissioner of the Office of Next-Generation Learners, Amanda Ellis is in charge of taking the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System statewide.

Comics in class? Teachers at Let’s TALK conference learn to use graphic novels to get students reading

Comics in class? Teachers at Let’s TALK conference learn to use graphic novels to get students reading

Teachers say graphic novels help engage and challenge readers of all levels, and also provide a natural transition to writing.

Cultural proficiency begins with the teacher

31 July 2014

Let me tell you my story. I was born in Seoul, Korea, into extreme poverty. I was put in an orphanage and was adopted at age seven by an American family. I felt out of place. I went to school and, because I did not speak English, I was put in a classroom with students […]

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Pupil Services Administrators annual conference scheduled for Oct. 19-22

31 July 2014

The National Association of Pupil Services Administrators will hold its annual conference on October 19-22, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The theme is Pupil Services: Navigate the Waves of Change. For more information or registration, click here.

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Input sought on Unbridled Learning Accountability Model

31 July 2014

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on its Unbridled Learning College/Career-Readiness for All Accountability Model. The model, which includes multiple measures for determining school success, has been in place since the 2011-12 school year. Between now and August 20, an online survey will be available for stakeholder input on the various components of […]

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Next superintendents’ webcast on August 5

31 July 2014

The next superintendents’ webcasts is scheduled for August 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET. Topics will include the national dropout conference, intervention tab, Superintendents’ Summit, Superintendents’ Professional Growth and Effectiveness System and the new District Finance Report Card. For those who are unable to participate in the live broadcast, the Kentucky Department of Education will send out a […]

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Charles Profitt, Cloverport Independent

31 July 2014

Superintendent Charles Proffitt leads the Cloverport Independent school district and its three schools: William H. Natcher Elementary School, Frederick Fraize Middle School and Frederick Fraize High School. Cloverport Independent is currently a proficient/high progress school district and has enjoyed a significant increase in student population. William H. Natcher Elementary is designated as both a proficient […]

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Stemming the tide of teacher turnover

29 July 2014

Several weeks ago in this blog I told you about the United States Department of Education’s (USED) new requirement for states to develop an educator equity plan to ensure every child has access to a quality education and quality educators. This month, it was my honor to represent Kentucky in a webinar sponsored by The […]

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Science education goes outdoors

Science education goes outdoors

29 July 2014

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

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New office offers services, support for children and adults with autism

24 July 2014

The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) has announced a new Office of Autism has been established at the agency. The Office of Autism will create a centralized location to coordinate statewide and regional efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and to […]

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Cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students drops significantly

24 July 2014

Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report. Survey results show that 17.9 percent of Kentucky high school students report […]

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SkillsUSA Kentucky brings home national honors

24 July 2014

Kentucky students were among some of the top finishers at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Conference and Skills Competition held in Kansas City, Mo., this summer. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. […]

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