Erin Ball was named the 2020 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year and the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
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.
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.
Associate Commissioner David Horseman told the Kentucky Career and Technical Education Task Force that finding the best way to share resources should be the top priority in developing a unified system for career and technical education.
While participation in the Summer Food Service Program is on the decline nationally, Kentucky’s participation increased in 2018 for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).
In a presentation to the Kentucky Budget Review Subcommittee on Education, Commissioner Wayne Lewis and Associate Commissioner David Horseman called for legislators to create a unified system for delivering quality career and technical education for students in the Commonwealth.
After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2018, revised standards for social studies became law on July 5.
KDE’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning focused its first summit on helping school- and district-level educators improve school climate and culture for students with disabilities.
Members of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education may receive a discount off registration for the North American Association for Environmental Education’s annual conference, which will be Oct. 16-19 at the Lexington Convention Center.
The Kentucky Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness will hold an orientation session for new professional development coordinators (PDCs) at 11 a.m. ET July 23.
Build Math Minds will host its Virtual Math Summit, a free online professional learning event, from July 29 to Aug. 1.
Liberty Lives Forever, a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating Americans about the contents of the U.S. Constitution, offers ideas, materials and suggestions for teaching about the Constitution.
The course standards documents for required social studies courses have been revised to include the newly adopted standards and are available on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Course Standards webpage.