Grant County's Belinda Furman shares how she tried to foster a love of reading among her young students.
One of the curious things in education is while we tend to seek input from educators, parents and community members when making policy decisions, we don’t always seek input from those who are affected most by those decisions – the students.
The role of the school counselor has changed pretty dramatically since most of us were in school. At the Kentucky Department of Education, we realize the important role that counselors play in each and every school.
Grant County's Belinda Furman explains why holding brief, regular conferences with your students provides big benefits.
Franklin County's Jennifer Meo-Sexton explains why it's worth the time to build a strong classroom community based on respect.
After almost two years, more than 20 town hall meetings and thousands of public comments, Kentucky finally has a new accountability system and it is one of which we all should be proud.
Hopkins County's Garris Landon Stroud says flipping his classroom gave him the opportunity to encourage deeper learning in his science classroom.
Bullitt County's Darrell Vincent shares how he used his students' interest in August's solar eclipse to create a project-based lesson his engineering students won't soon forget.
Grant County's Belinda Furman, the 2018 Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year, says it takes a lot of effort to build relationships with students, but it's vital for students to succeed.
While we – as educators and parents – often talk about academic achievement, it’s not the only concern I have as Kentucky's commissioner of education. We need to begin talking more often about the social and emotional health of our students