Friday, January 20, 2017

State’s top alternative programs take many forms

The best programs in Kentucky are meeting students where they are and working to help them graduate on time and college- and career-ready.

Showing career/tech students what’s possible

Teachers have seen the value SkillsUSA and its Louisville-based national competitions have for their students.

Transforming binge watching to binge learning

Marion County English teacher uses content from a social studies class to improve her students’ literacy skills.

Have Mercy, Take the Reins!

Students at Julius Marks Elementary (Fayette County) got the chance to meet Mercy, a rescued Belgian draft horse, as part of a new service learning program designed to show students the job opportunities in Kentucky's horse industry.

Move toward new accountability system gathering momentum

A steering committee and a former KDE associate commissioner are leading the effort to develop a new system.
Students at Mason County Middle School analyze fossil evidence in the outdoor science center that was built after teacher Brian McDowell won a $10,000 grant from Toyota. Photo submitted by Brian McDowell

Funding the margins

Two teachers find ways to pay for learning experiences by thinking outside the budget.

The spectacular state fair

For 10 days, children and young adults from around the state competed in everything from cattle and horse shows, to beauty pageants and photography contests at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

Making science relevant

Williamstown Independent biology teacher named 2016 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year.

Making coding more friendly

A Livingston County teacher is introducing special education students to the world of coding through an after-school program, and perhaps opening doors for them along the way.

Opening the schoolhouse doors

Boone County wants to bridge the gap between school and home for its 20,000 students.