Thursday, March 23, 2017
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.
Ben Meza, left, and Codey Stoll look at preserved fish at the aquaculture department's table at an open house at Kentucky State University. Photo by Bobby Ellis; Oct. 29, 2016

Growing more male, minority teachers

Two programs aim to get Kentucky’s teacher diversity closer to its student diversity.
Earl Gregory, right, puts facepaint on his son, Ashton Gregory. Ashton is a freshman who has helped with the haunted trail since it started. "He's been helping out with it for years," said Earl." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 14, 2016

A scary good time

The senior class at Lynn Camp High School (Knox County) puts on a haunted trail every year to raise money for the senior class trip.
High school students from Burgin Independent School tour the Dix Dam hydroelectric plant at Kentucky Utilities' E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County. Students in Chad Terrell's energy and power foundations class visited the plant as part of their study of how water can be used to create electricity. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 30, 2016

New career pathway powers up Burgin students

Burgin Independent is partnering with a nearby Kentucky Utilities power generating station to help students study energy and power.
Teacher of the Year award winners pose with Commissioner Stephen Pruitt after the award ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. From left are, 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ron Skillern of Bowling Green High School, Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year Sarah Mills of Eastside Middle School, and Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year Kellie Jones of Taylor County Elementary School are congratulated by Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 19, 2016

Kentucky Teacher of the Year moves from background to spotlight

Ron Skillern, who has been teaching social studies for more than 30 years, tried to retire in 2014 but he just couldn’t stay away from the classroom.
Kathy House, chief academic officer of Trimble County Schools, writes different strategies to help with novice reduction during a session at the 2016 Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 20, 2016

Work to reduce novice learners showing promise

More than 11,500 educators across the state to be trained by the end of November.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi takes a selfie with students with students at Maxwell Elementary (Fayette County). Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 23, 2016

Meeting a world changer

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi visited the Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary (Fayette County) recently, challenging the students to be kind.
Sierra Cross, left, and Kendra Kulac, seniors at Adair County High School work on Odysseyware assignments using the school's new Virtual Learning Academy, which opened earlier this year as a place for students to pursue online learning or to study. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 26, 2016

Students make themselves at home in new workspace

Adair County High School’s new virtual learning academy offers expanded online learning and an increased focus on college- and career-readiness.