Angie Beavin, a 5th-grade teacher in Franklin County, is passionate about helping her fellow teachers grow as well as her students.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently began a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers, and high, middle and elementary schools across the Commonwealth.
A report examining students’ educational experiences could help the Kentucky Department of Education’s efforts to address the achievement gap.
Rob Akers was ready to take on a challenge as associate commissioner of KDE’s new Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness.
Ohio County began January with another bright yellow bus in the district transportation garage thanks to the efforts of a high school robotics class. But this refurbished school bus is not like all the others; it’s a 3-foot long, eyelash-blinking, talking miniature bus named Buster.
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education recently released a K-3 Dyslexia Toolkit for families and teachers. This 20-page document provides guidance for teachers about how to identify and provide support for children who have dyslexia.
After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in 2017, revised standards for health education, physical education, reading and writing, and mathematics have been adopted into law.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council met March 20 to discuss student mental health and Kentucky’s need for high-quality teachers.
School counselors and postsecondary partners on two advisory councils are working to develop standards both for school counselors and for the preparation of prospective counselors, as well as a model that will illustrate what effective school counseling should look like.
Six students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf placed third in the 2019 Deaf Culinary Bowl in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Because of the importance of the ACT for students and the fact that many Kentucky students will take the exam only once, we are asking superintendents to decide now whether they will keep the district’s testing date as March 12 or utilize the remaining test date for 11th-graders of April 24.
Louisville Collegiate School will host a talk by Derrick Gay on preparing students for success in a globalized world from 5:30-7 p.m. March 27 at Thornton Dining Commons on the school’s campus.
The Rural College Access and Success Summit will be April 28-30 at Lexington Convention Center.
The KAEE TREE has been developed as a means to connect educators with professionals who can assist with the integration of environmental concepts into all content areas.
The Eastern Kentucky University College of Science will host its Science and Math Camp June 2-7 on the EKU campus in Richmond.