A retired family and consumer sciences teacher from Bell County was honored by the Association for Career and Technical Education with a community service award.
Three Fayette County high schools are offering career academies designed to prepare students for life after high school and to provide the type of workforce local business and industry is seeking.
A Jefferson County teacher gives her students a close look at the results of human interactions with ecosystems in an advanced ecology class that places an emphasis on field study.
Wayne Lewis talks about some of the things that sparked his interest in education and educational leadership during his childhood and young adulthood and the path that led him to become Kentucky’s commissioner of education.
The Kentucky Department of Education is developing standards to be used in a new graduation requirement for financial literacy.
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.
At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to approve a list of legislative priorities for the 2019 session of the General Assembly that places student success and preparedness and family empowerment at the center of our legislative efforts during the upcoming session.
One of my top priorities here at the Kentucky Department of Education is to increase the number and percentage of high school students successfully completing early postsecondary opportunities, such as dual credit, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Advanced International.
We have reached the point in Kentucky’s history when change to our minimum standards for high school graduation is necessary to ensure that our children are well-prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.
Almost half of Kentucky’s population lives in rural areas. That means a significant portion of Kentucky’s students are being educated in rural school districts. Our rural schools face unique challenges compared to our suburban and urban schools.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council met Feb. 13 for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year.
Applications are being accepted for the Technology Standards Review and Development Committees and Advisory Panels.
During the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee meeting Feb. 11 at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis testified in support of amendments to 704 KAR 3:305, proposed minimum high school graduation requirements.
Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary (Franklin County), and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the job done.
Thirteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.
Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free “Understanding Teen Depression” webinar 7-8:15 p.m. ET March 21.
The School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University is offering three to six hours of credit in the United Kingdom June 28-July 8.
Fios.Verizon.com is offering two $1,000 grants for kindergarten to grade 12 teachers. To apply, instructors need to submit a creative lesson plan detailing how you would use virtual reality equipment in your classroom.
High school students throughout the Commonwealth are invited to submit their own rendition of what they think Derby day looks like in a contest to design a Derby poster the governor and first lady will display in the Capitol.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is inviting school-age children across the Commonwealth to create and submit original artwork for a chance to win cash prizes in a tick-borne disease prevention poster contest sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department.