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Empowering teachers without leaving children behind Red Zone success helps high school bounce back Learning won In eastern Kentucky, a technological leap forward Hopkins schools learn the power of positive behavior Superheroes help Johnson Elementary succeed
 
Empowering teachers without leaving children behind

Empowering teachers without leaving children behind

Educators from Kentucky and other states gathered at a regional summit in Louisville to discuss and refine teacher leadership proposals.

Red Zone success helps high school bounce back

Red Zone success helps high school bounce back

Teachers at Sheldon Clark High School (Martin County) use a 30-minute intervention period to boost academic and technical skills.

Learning won’t stop when the snow piles up

Learning won’t stop when the snow piles up

Thirteen school districts are creating programs for snowbound students.

In eastern Kentucky, a technological leap forward

In eastern Kentucky, a technological leap forward

With the help of a $30 million grant, 17 school districts are beefing up their technology to advance personalized learning.

Hopkins schools learn the power of positive behavior

Hopkins schools learn the power of positive behavior

Thousands of Kentucky educators are learning more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports thanks to free training that meets the requirements of a new state regulation on the use of restraint and seclusion in Kentucky schools.

Superheroes help Johnson Elementary succeed

Superheroes help Johnson Elementary succeed

Students, administrators and teachers say that the family-like atmosphere, the community’s commitment to education and innovative teachers are why Robert D. Johnson Elementary was one for four public schools in the state to receive the 2014 National Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Superintendents’ Spotlight: Yvonne Gilliam, Bell County

18 December 2014

The Bell County school district strives to provide a variety of quality educational services to our students. Through the assistance of several grants this year, kindergarten through 8th-grade students received new instructional materials in reading and mathematics. The district’s six elementary schools have a seven-period-day structure, which affords one period for linear Response to Interventions  to […]

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Time to put assessment at forefront of our thinking

18 December 2014

By Natalie McCutchen, Mike Stacy and Brad Clark Across the state, self-reflective teachers and supportive administrators are building communities of practice where all stakeholders are re-evaluating all aspects of instructional effectiveness. This is a time of rapid, meaningful change in our schools. As Kentucky educators embark on this intensive professional learning continuum, we must find […]

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Empowering teachers without leaving children behind

Empowering teachers without leaving children behind

16 December 2014

Educators from Kentucky and other states gathered at a regional summit in Louisville to discuss and refine teacher leadership proposals.

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A model for superintendent evaluation

16 December 2014

At the December Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) meeting, the board finalized my evaluation and agreed upon the goals that will be used for my 2014-15 evaluation. Viewers may read my evaluation summary and see the goals that KBE set for me for 2014-15. The Kentucky Board of Education has used this process during my […]

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Peer observation helps raise our status as educators

11 December 2014

With this year’s rollout of Kentucky’s new Teacher Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (TPGES), some of the biggest concerns I’ve heard from other teachers are over the “Peer Observation” section. Teachers have long been wary of administrators critiquing their classroom performance based on a brief observation, and adding a peer into the observation mix doesn’t […]

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The power is in the classroom: Welcome!

11 December 2014

By Sarah Reed sarah.reed@jefferson.kyschools.us When I learned that I was named Kentucky Teacher of the Year, there were only two words to describe how I felt: honored and humbled. After I won, had photos taken, attended the luncheon (which all seemed like whirlwind to me), I got into the car and went back to my […]

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200 Ky. teachers gain National Board Certification

11 December 2014

Two hundred more Kentucky teachers have achieved National Board Certification, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has announced, bring the state closer to its legislative goal of having at least one National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in every public school. With 3,181 NBCTs overall, Kentucky ranks ninth in the nation, and only five […]

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Superintendents’ Spotlight: Ronnie Dotson, Carter County

11 December 2014

On a quest for the Carter County school system to be “the standard of excellence,” the district has established high expectations for all staff and students. Schools are taking ownership in this vision and the community is proud of new successes. The two high schools in the district have made tremendous gains. East Carter High […]

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Red Zone success helps high school bounce back

Red Zone success helps high school bounce back

09 December 2014

Teachers at Sheldon Clark High School (Martin County) use a 30-minute intervention period to boost academic and technical skills.

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Kentucky Rising initiative aims for a stronger workforce

09 December 2014

“Kentucky’s first settlers brought with them a dedication to democracy and a sense of limitless hope about the future. They were determined to participate in world progress in science, education, and manufacturing. The early years of statehood were an era of great optimism and progress and the eyes of the nation often focused on Kentucky. […]

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