New Teacher Impact Grants program to fund promising practices

Through the new Teacher Impact Grants program from ASCD, teachers will be able to develop, expand and evaluate promising practices and programs that can transform the academic trajectory of students.

Kentucky schools named national Green Ribbon winners

Eastern Elementary School (Scott County) and Russell Cave Elementary School (Fayette County) were named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.

Students to compete in technology state championship

More than 8,000 students, educators and parents will converge on Lexington for the ninth annual Student Technology Leadership Program State Championship on Friday, April 22.

Board of education discusses new accountability system

At its meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education discussed the development of a new accountability system for public schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Arnold receives 2016 Kevin M. Noland Award

At the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort April 13, Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt presented the 2016 Kevin M. Noland Award to Laura Arnold, associate commissioner for the Office of Career and Technical Education at the Kentucky Department of Education.

Nominations open for 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Kentucky Teacher Awards, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline, a business unit of Ashland Inc.

Kentucky School for the Blind, West Kentucky Cooperative host second annual Visionary Day

Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired will have a chance to enhance their independent living skills and learn about new resources at the Second Annual Visionary Day on April 28.
Members of Kentucky’s 2015 class of National Board Certified Teachers pose for a photo in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol prior to a ceremony at which they were recognized. Photo by Bobby Ellis, March 8, 2016

Newest National Board-certified teachers celebrated at Capitol

The 2015 class keeps Kentucky among the national leaders in NBCTs.

Kentucky school districts recognized for meeting college, career goals

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt recognized 111 Kentucky public school districts for making good on a pledge they made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of their high school graduates by 2015.

Pruitt to host town hall meetings on defining school success

Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will host a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across the Commonwealth to gather feedback from Kentuckians on how they define school success.