Electronic cigarettes, originally designed as an alternative for adult smokers, have become popular with teens and are raising many health concerns.
Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School, a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School in Laurel County, provides after-school instruction that helps both struggling and high-performing students.
Oak Hill Elementary School, a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School in Pulaski County, has seen success since hiring a novice reduction coach to help students who are struggling in mathematics.
Damien Sweeney, program coordinator for comprehensive school counseling from the Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition, provides insight on the new minimum high school graduation requirements and how it will affect incoming high school freshmen.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s New Teacher Institute plays an important role in training and retaining CTE teachers who come from the workforce.
Storytelling is an ancient practice. From cave dwellers to Cub Scout circles, the stories spun around a fire still burn today.
The challenge of connecting with potential employees often emerges when business leaders talk about the workforce. I too have questioned, how can we let young people know what modern manufacturing – or other vocations – offer in job variety, pay, advancement and other opportunities?
The release of accountability data is an opportunity to engage in data-informed dialogue with schools and school staff about the strengths and areas for growth for both schools and students.
London Elementary School (Laurel County) students are in for a terrific treat this year. Students in pre-K through 5th grade are being introduced to a reboot of their Positive Behavioral Intervention System mascot, Tippy the Tiger.
When Kentucky’s 5-star school accountability system goes live this fall, it will offer parents across the Commonwealth a new and more transparent way to understand how their children’s schools are performing.
The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies look very different from the old ones. Perhaps the most notable change is the new emphasis on Kentucky studies, a subject once relegated to 4th grade but now addressed in every K-12 classroom.
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the current Kentucky Academic Standards for Technology (K-12).
The Teachers Advisory Council heard about the Kentucky Department of Education’s work to recruit and retain teachers.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis is convening a task force charged with making recommendations on improving the process of developing quality curriculum for Kentucky's public schools.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education and Student Transition is hosting a series of public forums on the Perkins V “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” plan.
The Kentucky Board of Education is accepting nominations for its 2019 Priority Award, which will honor a Kentuckian whose work in the Commonwealth’s public schools has successfully closed achievement gaps between student groups.
The National STEM Scholar Program invites middle school science teachers to apply for its 2020 class.
Lori Vogel, a child guidance specialist at Leestown Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2019 Kentucky School Social Worker of the Year by the Kentucky Association for School Social Work.
Kentucky Educational Television and PBS LearningMedia are offering a collection of resources that focuses on kindness, empathy and the importance of practicing mindfulness in conjunction with Bullying Prevention Month in October.
Education Week will host a free online summit on making professional development more targeted and meaningful, and how to overcome obstacles and challenges in STEM education 1-3 p.m. ET Oct 24.