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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 Program launches younger students into STEM
 
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.

Program launches younger students into STEM

Program launches younger students into STEM

Two Kentucky elementary schools participated in a pilot of a new STEM-based elementary school curriculum from Project Lead the Way.

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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Superintendents’ spotlight: Sam Sanders, LaRue County

24 July 2014

The LaRue County school district has flourished under Superintendent Sam Sanders’ leadership, and was ranked 11th in the state on 2012-13 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) assessments. The district has been recognized for success in closing achievement gaps for special needs students with LaRue County High School becoming a model site for co-teaching […]

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Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Named NASBE 2014 Policy Leader of the Year

24 July 2014

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has been named the 2014 Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). The honor is given annually to a national or state policymaker in recognition of his or her contributions to education. “Commissioner Holliday’s dedication to improving public education and his achievements […]

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Make It Real

22 July 2014

While most of the country seems embroiled in a political fight around Common Core State Standards and their implementation, too many of our students are graduating from high school unprepared for the current workforce. An upcoming special report, No College = Low Wages, from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) brings this […]

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Support and advance

Support and advance

22 July 2014

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

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Superintendent compensation data collection

17 July 2014

The Kentucky Department of Education is getting ready to start the annual process of collecting and updating data on superintendent compensation.  The Superintendent Compensation web form will be securely available from July 3 to July 31, 2014, at this location:  https://opsupport.education.ky.gov/webforms/. Please note that the form has been revised from last year to add clarification.  […]

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Closing the opportunity gap

15 July 2014

Equal educational opportunity for all — it was the basis of the lawsuit that triggered the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 and remains a basic tenent of the Kentucky Board of Education and Kentucky Department of Education today. A student’s race, ethnic background, family income, unique challenge or zip code should not determine whether […]

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

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

15 July 2014

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.

Read the full story

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