Ignite Institute opened in August with a focus on project-based learning in STEAM-related fields and on providing career opportunities for students while they are still in high school.
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.
We are writing to share important educational information and links to resources for school administrators, teachers, parents and students about the dangers of youth e-cigarette use and vaping.
Young Kentuckians of today are about to become very familiar with Kentuckians of the past. The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies incorporates Kentucky studies throughout a student's primary and secondary education.
While there is no single school safety measure that will ever completely eliminate the threat of harm in our schools, as a dad and the husband of a high school educator, I am comforted in knowing there is a well-trained, experienced SRO who is ready and willing to meet danger at the school door if need be.
No matter what grade or subject we teach, our time with students is short. To optimize that time, we need to become masterful in the implementation and monitoring of evidence-based practices. For students with disabilities, we have to do even more to accelerate their learning.
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?
Sponsors are being sought and training has been scheduled for the 2020 Summer Food Service Program for residential camps and Upward Bound programs.
Throughout November and December, BrightBytes on behalf of the Kentucky Department of Education will be conducting user experience sessions to collect feedback on Kentucky’s School Report Card.
Matt Chaliff was selected as the Outstanding FFA Executive Secretary by the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education at the group’s annual conference in Indianapolis.
The percentage of Kentucky 2019 public high school graduates meeting college readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in English, mathematics, science and reading saw a two-point percentage decrease since last year, according to data released Oct. 30 by ACT.
At the Oct. 28 Education Professional Standards Board meeting, Rob Akers and Cassie Trueblood, both from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensure and Effectiveness, spoke on establishing guidelines for the Institute Alternative Route, also known as option seven.
The Kentucky Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention project provides support to schools to assist with the development of plans to increase student achievement and decrease inappropriate behavior.
The Kentucky Department of Education has released the Individual Learning Plan Playbooks, which offer recommendations for chronological themes and lessons for career exploration and social and emotional development to teach at each grade level in grades 5-8 and 9-12.
Anna Sullinger, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Beaumont Middle School (Fayette County), will receive the 2019 Award of Merit from the National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Rosemary Carruthers, a student at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County), received the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award for Kentucky from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
The Kentucky Department of Education is offering an interactive professional learning module that can help teachers improve student literacy by using text-dependent questions in every lesson.