Tuesday, February 20, 2018

KSB students inspire others

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend a book premier party, but this was no ordinary launch event. It was the kickoff for the book, "We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind."

Taking time to give thanks

Thanksgiving week is a time for us to pause and give thanks for the past year. I encourage all of my readers to take time and either verbally or in writing share the things you are thankful for.

Choosing to be great

To keep Kentucky moving forward, we need to be thoughtful, we need to be strategic and we need to be informed while charting the course ahead. Greatness is a decision.

All students deserve opportunities to find their passion

A trip to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s State Marching Band Championships got me thinking about how important opportunity is for all of our students.

Time to flip the script on our thinking about achievement gaps

In order to tackle Kentucky's achievement gap, we need to recognize it is all of our problem, and all of our responsibility to remedy this disparity in student achievement.

Uniting for a common purpose

Although Sept. 11, 2001, was a horrible tragedy, it united the country in a way few had seen. It's time to create a new sense of unity to improve Kentucky's education system and help create the future of the Commonwealth.

Taking ownership for closing achievement gaps

Achievement gaps have been around for decades. They exist in nearly every school, every school district and every state. Everyone agrees we have to do something about gaps – something that will solve the issue once and for all – but then it grows quiet.

The dream

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

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.

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.