Half of incoming kindergartners are ready for school

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that 50 percent of students who started kindergarten this school year were ready to learn and succeed. That is...
Allyson Vitato, principal at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School (Jefferson County), celebrates being awarded the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award during a surprise assembly at her school. At right is Milken Education Awards senior vice president Jane Foley. Photo by Amy Wallot, Jan. 15,2015

JCPS principal wins Milken Educator Award

Allyson Vitato, principal at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School in the Jefferson County public school district, is Kentucky’s newest recipient of the Milken Educator Award and...

200 Ky. teachers gain National Board Certification

Two hundred more Kentucky teachers have achieved National Board Certification, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has announced, bring the state closer...

Two are honored with Dr. Samuel Robinson Award

The Kentucky Board of Education on Wednesday presented the annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to co-winners – Cindy Heine, retired associate executive director of...

Board backs action to fully fund teacher pension system

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) passed a resolution Wednesday encouraging the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS) to work with the governor and General...

Franklin County librarian wins national honor

Jessica Elaine Holmes, a librarian at Westridge Elementary School (Franklin County), has received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My...

States announce actions to foster career readiness

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) on Monday released a series of actions states are taking to close the skills gap and...
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Simpson County’s Flynn named top superintendent

James Flynn, superintendent of Simpson County Schools, has been selected as the 2015 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School...

Public relations group honors KDE Chief of Staff Floyd

Kentucky Department of Education Chief of Staff Tommy Floyd has received the Richard Thornton Award from the Kentucky School Public Relations Association (KYSPRA). Floyd was...

Governor, first lady honored for dropout prevention work

Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear this week received the National Dropout Prevention Network’s 2014 Crystal Star Award for Distinguished Leadership and...