Melanie Callahan was named the 2020 Elementary School Teacher of the Year and Matt Kaufmann was named the 2020 High School Teacher of the Year
Northern Kentucky University hosted the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge on April 12. Students from throughout the state gathered to present their projects and ideas to various business professionals.
Glasgow High School has established a culture in which it motivates its students to succeed and provides them with the means to do so.
The Kentucky Department of Education is helping schools meet the evidence-based requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Students at Maxwell Elementary, Kentucky’s oldest immersion program, learn global competency along with their regular classes.
While it is important that we address our funding challenges in public education, I am deeply concerned that much of the dialogue has been largely limited to just a funding conversation. The reality of our situation is that achieving KDE and KBE’s shared vision of ensuring that each and every student, regardless of background and characteristics, is empowered and equipped to pursue a successful future, will take much more than funding.
The most important school factor in a child’s academic success is having access to high-quality, effective teachers. While we have continually sought to improve the quality of instruction provided to students, particularly those who have been historically underserved, we are now facing teacher shortages in Kentucky and across the nation like we never have before.
You may have noticed that people are more skeptical about the value of college than they used to be. As president of Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education, I challenge this notion and assure you that your college education was worth it.
During the past 25 years, the use of children’s literature as a context for teaching mathematical language has become a popular classroom practice and has been accompanied by an explosion in the number of children’s books that have been written specifically for such use.
One of THE most important initiative we’re undertaking at the Kentucky Department of Education is novice reduction.
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.
The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood hosted the 2019 Early Childhood Institute for hundreds of early childhood educators from across Kentucky.
The Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force held the first in a series of meetings June 18 that could lead to structural and funding reforms.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis said raising awareness of teaching opportunities available to other professionals will be an important part of the work to combat “significant” teacher shortages in Kentucky.
More than 2,000 teachers and school administrators attended Get to Know Your Standards Learning Labs conducted across the state by Kentucky Department of Education staff.
At its regular meeting on June 5, the Kentucky Board of Education voted unanimously to move Menifee County schools from being under state management to state assistance.
The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership. The award honors a Kentucky businessperson who has partnered with a public school or district to provide outstanding leadership that promotes school improvement and student success.
The North American Association for Environmental Education will hold its annual conference Oct. 16-19 at the Lexington Convention Center.
The Kentucky Science Center is hosting Youth Science Summits for middle school and high school students June 22 at Lexmark in Lexington and July 10 at Genscape in Louisville.
The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Environmental Education Awards.
After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for reading and writing and mathematics have been adopted into law.