Features

Crafting a better tool for dropout prevention

An enhanced version of the Persistence to Graduation Tool is expected to more accurately predict when a student is likely to leave school early.

A brand new band camp

Members of the Johnson Central High School Marching Band entered their first week of band camp with some new instruments, thanks in part to a famous alumnus.

Sharing experiences to get it right

Thirty-four videos featuring schools and districts using novice reduction strategies are now available online.

Making the most of a hometown musician’s gift

A country music star’s donation has given a shot in the arm to a once-struggling high school music program.

A mall, a group of kids and a room full of cats

Ashland's Kyova Mall has partnered with the Boyd County Animal Shelter and the local public library to help socialize cats looking for their forever homes and help children sharpen their reading skills.

Leadership

The dream

Ask any teacher this week if they’ve had “the dream” and most would say yes.

Sometimes you just have to eat the reindeer

Oldham County's Ashley Lamb-Sinclair shares what she has learned during her tenure as a Teacher in Residence at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Getting ready for opening day

We’re quickly reaching the opening day on another school year and I feel just as much excitement now as I did back in my classroom. But this isn’t just another year. We have the chance to create something great in Kentucky.
Catherine Vannatter

Leading from the classroom: Teachers as researchers

Anthropologists seek to understand humankind by closely observing cultures and societies across the globe. Teachers do the same thing in their classroom.

Teacher leadership from the student’s perspective

Grant County's Shannon Brickler explains what students can learn when their teachers miss a few days in the classroom for professional learning opportunities.

Your comment is needed on proposed ESSA regulations

Although Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth have been eager to make their voices heard about what they want in a new accountability system, their voices still could be overshadowed.

News

Kentucky graduates make incremental gains on ACT

Kentucky public high school graduates held steady in meeting the state’s college-readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in reading and English, but lost ground in meeting the state mathematics benchmark, according to data released by ACT.

Students encouraged to apply for commissioner’s advisory council

Public school students in grades 10-12 are invited to apply for membership on the Commissioner’s Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt.

Kentucky Department of Education moving

The Kentucky Department of Education is moving to the 300 Building, a new, five-story office space located on Sower Boulevard, off the East-West Connector, in Frankfort.

Department of Education participates in Kentucky State Fair

Kentuckians attending the 2016 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville Aug. 18-28 are invited to visit the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) booth.

Districts decide whether to stock overdose drug at high schools

As the new school year begins, Kentucky school districts are considering whether to stock naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, an opioid-blocker that can be given in the event of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose.

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Understanding Language workshop offered for EL teachers

Registration is open for the Understanding Language Professional Learning Workshop, which consist of a workshop Sept. 20-21 and a follow-up session Nov. 15-16, both...

Kentucky Science Center releases 2016-17 education guide

The Kentucky Science Center has released its 2016-17 education guide, which contains information on the center’s programs for students of all ages, including programs...

McConnell Center scholars program open to social studies teachers

Kentucky social studies teachers are invited to apply for the University of Louisville McConnell Center Civics Education Program’s 2016-17 Teacher Scholars Program. Participants will...

Writing Program Advisory Committee accepting nominations

Nominations are open for the Writing Program Advisory Committee, a board appointed by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) to analyze the program of...

KAS offers free help for science teachers

The Kentucky Academy of Science offers support for teachers who are doing science in the classroom.

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