Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Physical education beyond the gym

National Middle School PE Teacher of the Year finalist Angela Stark teaches her Fayette County students the skills they need to live a healthy life.

Language immersion in Kentucky

Jefferson County's Jacque Van Houten and Fayette County's Laura Roché Youngworth explain how immersion programs work and the benefits students are seeing in their schools.

R.E.A.L. Men Read

Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov When Fayette County announced that it was looking for 300 volunteers to fill a read-aloud mentoring program, Christian Adair wondered how many people...

An unlikely math teacher shines as Milken award winner

Brooke Powers, a 7th-grade mathematics teacher in Fayette County, is the first Kentucky educator in three years to receive prestigious recognition.

Fayette County’s Brooke Powers earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Pop Quiz: When is 1 equal to 1.5 or 2? When Brooke Powers is your math teacher, because her students at Beaumont Middle School (Fayette County) show 1.5 to two years growth in math progress per year.

The benefits of biliteracy

New programs in two school districts are recognizing students who are proficient in more than one language.

FCCLA members build leadership skills at national meeting

More than 300 Kentucky chapter members, 1,300 youth members and adult advisers of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended a Nov. 10-12 meeting in Washington, D.C., and the annual FCCLA National Cluster Meeting Nov. 17-19 in Oklahoma City.

Kentucky author wins national Green Earth Book Award

Lexington resident and children’s author Mary Knight received the 2017 Green Earth Book Award in Children’s Fiction for her debut novel, “Saving Wonder,” at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Providing high-quality Spanish teachers to Kentucky schools

Visiting Teachers from Spain is one of two international programs developed by the Kentucky Department of Education with education authorities from another country to provide world languages services to students and school districts in Kentucky.

Hammering Home Math

Working with power tools, hammering nails and climbing ladders with your friends and classmates – what more could a 5th-grader want?