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Ky. Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

Ky. Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

Sarah Reed, the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and the state's top middle and high school teachers share an attribute: They want to help others.

New standards a new challenge for science teachers

New standards a new challenge for science teachers

The new Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science mean new approaches for teachers, but they say they’re worth it.

Teachers get lesson from workforce partners

Teachers get lesson from workforce partners

An externship program gives Jefferson County educators a better idea of how to incorporate real-world problems into their teaching.

‘Nothing less than excellence,’ educator urges

‘Nothing less than excellence,’ educator urges

Former principal Baruti Kafele brought his message of the intentionality of excellence to more than 700 Kentucky educators recently during the Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington. Educators need to be intentional about what students see, feel, hear and experience at school because those things matter more than content, Kafele told the educators.

Veteran mentors help keep new teachers in field

Veteran mentors help keep new teachers in field

Stuart Middle School (Jefferson County) created a mentor program to help first-year teachers become successful in the classroom. The program, now in its fourth year, was recognized as a Best Practice at the recent Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington.

Ky. History Teacher of the Year brings past to life

Ky. History Teacher of the Year brings past to life

Sharon Graves, Kentucky’s History Teacher of Year 2014, engages all her students’ senses to make 8th-grade social studies fun.

Kentucky lauded for college readiness policies

30 October 2014

Kentucky is among the top states in the country when it comes to policies that promote college readiness and success among its students, according to a report released Wednesday by the Education Commission of the States (ECS). The Blueprint for College Readiness features the first-of-its-kind analysis of the top 10 K-12 and higher education policies […]

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Student voice offers valuable feedback to teachers

30 October 2014

By Joseph Harris Joseph.harris@lawrence.kyschools.us As most Kentucky teachers know, a student voice survey is administered once a year as part of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). Allowing students a voice in the classroom is empowering. Teachers who use student voice to inform instruction experience higher levels of student engagement because their students know […]

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Darryl Chittenden, Livingston County

30 October 2014

During the last five years there have been several notable accomplishments in the Livingston County school district. Most recently, the district was recognized as a proficient district on the 2013-14 School Report Card. This includes two schools – Livingston Central High School and North Livingston Elementary School – being recognized as Distinguished-High Progressing Schools for […]

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Ky. Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

Ky. Teacher of the Year makes school an adventure

28 October 2014

Sarah Reed, the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, and the state's top middle and high school teachers share an attribute: They want to help others.

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Oustanding Kentucky teachers get recognition

28 October 2014

Once again last week, the Ashland Teacher of the Year (TOY) program brought together some of Kentucky’s best educators for recognition in Frankfort. Our annual tribute to outstanding teachers in Kentucky is the highlight of the year for me. Our Kentucky teachers are by far the most professional and dedicated teachers in the nation, and it […]

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Balancing choreography and calling in the classroom

23 October 2014

By Lee Ann Atherton leaann.atherton@mccracken.kyschools.us One Sunday night recently, I did something ridiculous for any self-respecting teacher. I went to a concert three hours away – on a school night. The concert got me thinking about our profession. I was somewhat of a groupie even before the artist became famous, traveling to see him at […]

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Superintendents’ Spotlight: Mike Deaton, Campbellsville Independent

23 October 2014

For five years, Campbellsville Independent has had the motto of “A Caring, Community School.” With this motto came a renewed sense of understanding of who the district’s teachers, administrators and staff are and what it wants to provide for students. Campbellsville Independent wants its students to leave prepared for success, proud of who they are and […]

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New standards a new challenge for science teachers

New standards a new challenge for science teachers

21 October 2014

The new Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Science mean new approaches for teachers, but they say they’re worth it.

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Proposed social studies standards teach civic responsibility

21 October 2014

By Tiffany Gruen Tiffany.Gruen@covington.kyschools.us On my 18th birthday, I awoke to find a paper taped to my bedroom door. Thinking it might be a sweet birthday note from my parents, I skipped from my bed toward the door and stared. The plain piece of white paper with small lettering read Voter Registration Form. At the […]

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The path to student success

21 October 2014

This week, Joellen Killion from Learning Forward and Karen Kidwell, director, Division of Program Standards with the Kentucky Department of Education, team up for a guest blog on the importance of professional learning and a new resource that can help ensure meaningful and effective professional learning opportunities, which are critical to the continuous improvement process […]

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