Kelsie Steber, a sophomore at Danville High School (Danville Independent) shows her work to teacher Steve Meadows during a’ Speech II-III-IV class. Meadows has taught speech classes at Danville for 22 years. Photo by Mike Marsee, Nov. 30, 2015

Danville teacher uses his voice to call for more speech education

Steve Meadows teaches at a school where speech is a curriculum requirement, and he says being able to speak effectively gives students an advantage both in school and beyond.
Robert Grubbs, a Marshall County native, won the 2005 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He said schools need to instill their students with a love of discovery to get more students interested in STEM fields.

From Marshall County to a Nobel Prize

Prize-winning chemist Robert Grubbs says teachers played a key role in shaping his love of science.
Shelley Simpson, preschool teacher at Erlanger-Elsmere's Early Learning Center, helps a student get ready for the playground. Brenna Kelly, Dec. 7, 2015

Pre-K working in Erlanger-Elsmere schools

Erlanger-Elsmere Independent is working with parents, community groups and the United Way to make sure every student is ready for kindergarten.
Zyshonne Atkinson, right, bemoans his fate as Elkhorn Middle School (Franklin County) classmates Rosa Kennedy, center, and Kaylee Payton listen. Atkinson was complaining after learning about the cost of medical/dental services from Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Member Services Director Suzy Hosley at the chamber’s Reality Store at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Students go shopping at the Reality Store

The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce gave students in Frankfort-area schools an idea of the financial obligations and obstacles they might face as adults through its Reality Store.
Lincoln County Middle School teacher Rachael Yaden gives instructions to students Faith Godby, Bryston Alcorn, Faith Brock and Raelyn Barnes, left to right, during an inquiry lesson on life at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, in her 8th-grade social studies class. Photo by Mike Marsee, Nov. 16, 2015

These students don’t learn history, they investigate it

A fellowship at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello inspired Lincoln County Middle School teacher Rachael Yaden to create an inquiry lesson based on the plantation.


Rachel Yarbrough

Superintendent Spotlight: Rachel Yarbrough, Webster County

The Webster County school district has embraced the “1WC” countywide spirit and rallied community partners in support of student learning and success. The district’s...

What matters most

Joshua DeWar, the 2016 Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year, shares his thoughts on how relationships are one of the crucial building blocks in a high-quality education.

Need inspiration? Visit a Kentucky public school

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt shares how inspired he was during a recent visit to classrooms in Kentucky.

To meet student needs, reimagine teaching roles

Shelby County High School’s Katrina Boone shares her thoughts on how leadership opportunities help keep teachers engaged and in the classroom.

Superintendent Spotlight: Dennis Davis, Mercer County

The Mercer County school district continues to move in a positive direction through the leadership of Superintendent Dennis Davis. This Proficient school district has...

A special education teacher’s personal journey of discovery

Rowan County’s Allison Slone shares how her son’s diagnosis shaped her view of how teachers are being prepared.


Share why you #LoveTeaching

Twitter campaign urges teachers and residents to share how a teacher shaped their life

Districts of Distinction recognized

The Kentucky Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Education recognized five school districts as Districts of Distinction at the board’s meeting Feb. 3.

Two groups receive Robinson Award

At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to co-winners – Playhouse in the Park/Murray Calloway County Community Theater and the Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Board of Education discusses budget situation

At its Feb. 3 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed impending budget cuts and how to best handle them.

Additional summer food service training, support announced

Additional training dates are now available for school and nonprofit organization sponsors of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program.

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Kentucky civic education award nominations open

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. Presented by the Kentucky Office of Secretary of State in conjunction...

Let’s TALK conference seeks proposals for presenters

Teachers are encouraged to submit proposals to be presenters at the Let’s TALK: Conversations About Effective Teaching conference June 13-14 in Covington. The conference is...

GAFE Certification Boot Camp scheduled in Bardstown

The first EdTech Team Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Certification Boot Camp in Kentucky will be April 16 at Thomas Nelson High School in...

Competition challenges students to develop clean technology solutions

Students ages 15-18 are invited to enter the Clean Tech Competition, an international research and design challenge for pre-university students that encourages scientific understanding...

The Fund spotlighting innovations in education at conference

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky is bringing together key members of the education and business communities to discuss and hear from experts...