Saturday, December 3, 2016

Business is good for students in project-based program

Students at Eastern and Bullitt East high schools are learning skills they can use in college and careers in the High School of Business program.
Hudson Lovett, a second grader at Kentucky School for the Blind, holds up his medals he won in the 2016 Bill Roby Track and Field Games. Photo by Bobby Ellis; Oct. 12, 2016

KSB athletes on the right track (and field) at Bill Roby Games

The Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind gave intrepid photographer Bobby Ellis an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.
Jeff Fletcher, right, a quality technician at Leggett & Platt's Winchester facility, shows Clark County Area Technology Center students Brett Foley and Garrett Samuels what to look for while doing a quality inspection. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 25, 2016

Industry-school partnership manufactured to grow new employees

Clark County Area Technology Center and a Winchester manufacturer have teamed up to expose students to the possibilities in a manufacturing career.
Kara Northern explains shadows to a student in her first-grade class at Jody Richards Elementary. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 17, 2016

Getting free science resources off the ground

A Warren County teacher is participating in a program that will help develop materials and resources for STEM classrooms.
Ben Cundiff, one of five new members of the Kentucky Board of Education, has a long history of devoting his time to education causes. He has served on the boards of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, The Fund for Transforming Education, Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Foundation and the Early Childhood Advisory Council, among others.

Cundiff says education needs to be a higher priority in Kentucky

Ben Cundiff may be a chemical engineer by training, but it’s the reactions in the classroom that lead to great education that have always interested him.

KSB students inspire others

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend a book premier party, but this was no ordinary launch event. It was the kickoff for the book, "We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind."

The challenges of student choice

Boyle County Middle School teacher Danielle Burke says great things happened when she gave her students more time to ask questions.

‘Know that what you do every day is important, very important’

Christi Bailey, a recently retired outreach consultant for the Kentucky School for the Deaf, never let her students settle for anything less than their best.

Taking time to give thanks

Thanksgiving week is a time for us to pause and give thanks for the past year. I encourage all of my readers to take time and either verbally or in writing share the things you are thankful for.

Institute helps new teachers at priority schools find their way

Jefferson County’s new Priority Teacher Institute is designed to give practical, intensive help to new teachers going into some of the district's most challenging settings.
Kristina Slusser

What else can we expect from our children?

Kenton County's Kristina Slusser says educators need to be paying more attention to the mental health of students.
Members of the Kentucky Board of Education welcome members of the public before the start of a special meeting meant to gather information on charter schools. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Nov. 28, 2016

Kentucky Board of Education holds study session on charter schools

The Kentucky Board of Education heard a lot about charter schools during a special study session on the topic today in Frankfort.

Pruitt elected to Council of Chief State School Officers’ board

State school leaders from across the country elected Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt to the Council of Chief State School Officers' Board of Directors during the group’s 2016 Annual Policy Forum in Baltimore.

Board of Education to hold study session on charter schools

The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 28, to study the issue of charter schools.

Kentucky science scores flat; still lead national average

Kentucky's 4th- and 8th-graders continue to outperform their peers nationally in science, according to data from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, released Oct. 27 by the Kentucky Department of Education.

Students selected for Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

Sixteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt.

Student artists invited to participate in fundraising exhibition

Students can be part of Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s international small art exhibition, which will include thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities,...

Nominations accepted for Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

Nominations are open for the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award, presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission to recognize...

Two Ky. schools competing for lab makeover grants

Two Kentucky schools are among 25 semifinalists in the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs STEM laboratory makeover contest. Nearly 200 public middle schools...

UK Confucius Institute hosting Chinese studies seminars

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will offer four one-day seminars in its China Studies for Kentucky Teachers program beginning in December. Topics...

Kentucky Science Center booking for spring, summer

The Kentucky Science Center is scheduling spring and summer programs at its facility in Louisville and in schools. The center offers special exhibits and field...

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