Improving student engagement has led to increased achievement for special-needs students and those students who qualified for free- and reduced-price meals in Boyle County.
In what began as a discussion on helping the environment during Dr. Seuss Week, Amanda White’s 1st-grade class at Straub Elementary (Mason County) came up with the idea of collecting shoes to donate to Haiti.
The Educators Rising curriculum, which can be offered through the Teaching and Learning pathway, gives students that are interested in education a hands-on teaching experience, sustains their interest in the profession and helps them develop the skills they need to be successful educators.
This year’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for middle and high schools in Bullitt County required constructing a roller coaster in less than...
A group of nearly 200 NBCTs includes a Breathitt County teacher who didn’t earn her certification until the 20th year of her teaching career.
For this year’s graduates, I want to be one of the first to say congratulations. Your hard work and your persistence are bearing fruit as you leave your graduation ceremony with your diploma in hand.
On March 14, in accordance with the authority granted to the Kentucky commissioner of education by a state law that dates back decades, I sent an email to 10 school district superintendents requesting records and documents.
As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.
There is no greater education equity issue in Kentucky than ensuring every public school student in Kentucky has a highly-qualified and effective teacher. But as we continue to build our teacher workforce around effectiveness, we also must be attuned to building a workforce that is more reflective of the incredible diversity of Kentucky students and communities.
Learning about and celebrating the contributions of African Americans to the building, development and success of the United States was an important part of my childhood and schooling. It is important to me as an educator and even more important to me as a father.
One of the most notable of the education challenges we continue to face are socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps. Even with the progress we have made in recent decades with increases in achievement overall, we have made very little progress with closing such gaps.
Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced the hiring of Jennifer Fraker as executive director of the Kentucky Board of Education. She begins this role with the department April 16.
The Commissioner's Teacher Advisory Council heard updates on a new website for the Kentucky Academic Standards and on the adoption and development of computer science standards.
Nearly 12,000 students, educators, volunteers, community members and parents are expected to converge on Lexington for Kentucky’s annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship on Thursday, April 18.
Kentucky Department of Education Associate Commissioner Robin Kinney and KDE Division Director Charles Harman provided a 2020-2022 Biennial Budget Update to the Kentucky Board of Education at its April 8 meeting.
During the Kentucky Board of Education's April 10 meeting, Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis presented a report titled “The Meaning and Significance of Novice Performance on Assessments.”
Melanie Trowel, a 7th-grade science teacher at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Education Association.
If you are wondering how standards revisions will affect your school, your classroom or your preparation of future educators, the "Get to Know Your Standards Learning Lab: Revised Kentucky Academic Standards for 2019-2020" is for you.
The Kentucky Association of Assessment Coordinators is accepting proposals for the Scott Trimble Assessment Workshop Oct. 28-29 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KyCSA) will hold its annual teachers’ workshop, “Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society,” June 18-19 at the Georgetown College Leadership and Conference Center in Georgetown.
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) will host its annual Outdoor Learning Symposium June 18 at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington.