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New core standards emphasize ‘doing art’ Down to a (computer) science Military history lessons go beyond the battle Creating a world-class system of career and technical education History comes alive in arts infused field trips Science education goes outdoors
 
New core standards emphasize ‘doing art’

New core standards emphasize ‘doing art’

New National Core Arts Standards, which are making their way through the state’s approval process, could change the way the subject is taught in Kentucky.

Down to a (computer) science

Down to a (computer) science

Unique program brings computer science curriculum to Lee County High.

Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.

Creating a world-class system of career and technical education

Creating a world-class system of career and technical education

State education leaders consider study recommendations as they focus on how to move Kentucky’s career and technical education into the 21st Century.

History comes alive in arts infused field trips

History comes alive in arts infused field trips

This summer 45 teachers from across the state spent a week in Frankfort learning how to infuse arts into field trips. By early next year the lesson plans they developed will be available for teachers statewide.

Science education goes outdoors

Science education goes outdoors

Classroom science concepts are put into action in the outdoor classroom at Glenn Marshall Elementary (Madison County).

Standards on trial in the court of public opinion

02 September 2014

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public opinion in this country is everything.” And whether you subscribe to that notion or not, the recent release of two national polls on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) would seem, at least on the surface, to be a blow to standards supporters. The first results came from the Education […]

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New core standards emphasize ‘doing art’

New core standards emphasize ‘doing art’

02 September 2014

New National Core Arts Standards, which are making their way through the state’s approval process, could change the way the subject is taught in Kentucky.

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Chrissy Jones, Franklin County

28 August 2014

The Franklin County school district has the goal to be “the preferred school district in Kentucky” and is committed to putting kids first. The district wants to ensure all students are college- and career-ready, which involves students learning in ways that encompass 21st-century skills. This includes engaging our students in learning which challenges them to […]

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Down to a (computer) science

Down to a (computer) science

26 August 2014

Unique program brings computer science curriculum to Lee County High.

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USED action contrary to state, federal law

26 August 2014

For readers who missed my blog last week, you may want to review the good news and bad news about No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers. In the blog I said, “I believe the current waiver process represents a major federal intrusion into the rights of each state to develop, implement, and manage the public […]

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Public comment sought on Kentucky Core Academic Standards

26 August 2014

On Monday the Kentucky Department of Education, in cooperation with education advocacy groups across the state, kicked off the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge, a process for collecting feedback on the English/language arts and mathematics standards implemented in 2011. The standards represent what K-12 public school students should know and be able to do at […]

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Kentucky students narrow national ACT gap

21 August 2014

Kentucky public high school graduates turned in another strong performance on the ACT college-entrance exam, making significant gains over the past five years. While Kentucky public school graduates still trail those nationwide, the performance gap is narrowing. From 2010 to 2014, Kentucky public school students registered from a half-point to more than a full-point gain […]

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Superintendents’ spotlight: Donald Shively, Paducah Independent

21 August 2014

As befits a former chemistry teacher and assistant football coach, Paducah Independent Superintendent Donald Shively is adept at using numbers to gauge the progress of the district. In looking at the big picture, Shively likes the progress that’s been made toward students being college- and career-ready when they graduate. “We’ve gone from having 34 percent […]

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Beshear adds members to 2 education councils

20 August 2014

Gov. Steve Beshear has made appointments to two education-related boards. The governor appointed nine new members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council (SCAAC). The 17-member council advises the Kentucky Board of Education on the design of the testing and accountability system. ​The new members are: Shannon Treece, of New Castle, is principal at Eminence […]

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Military history lessons go beyond the battle

Military history lessons go beyond the battle

19 August 2014

Six teachers developed 12 lessons using the Kentucky Military History Museum this summer. The lessons, which strive to get students thinking about the military’s role in the state’s history, will be available statewide this fall.

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