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STLP competition to bring students together to find modern technology solutions

One of the most exciting events the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) puts on every year is the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship, where thousands of students from across the Commonwealth will convene in Lexington to compete against each other in an effort to use modern technology to solve issues in today’s society.

By |2024-02-29T19:05:58-05:00March 1, 2024|

The Imperfect Classroom: Teach with Sparkle

Among the most significant qualities of a truly memorable teacher is their ability to build and maintain relationships with students and colleagues. Becky Watkins, a social studies teacher from Gallatin County High School, does that better than most.

By |2024-02-29T16:28:18-05:00February 22, 2024|

The Imperfect Classroom: Balancing Consistency and Compassion

Every successful team needs that one person who they can always count on; the person that, no matter how bumpy the road may get, they will see it through; the person who will keep calm through chaos. At Ballyshannon Middle School in Boone County, that person is Maegan Tepe.

By |2024-02-29T16:29:10-05:00February 15, 2024|

Kentucky Interim Education Commissioner Robin Fields Kinney’s statement on SB 192 and HB 499

I am thankful to Sen. David Givens for sponsoring Senate Bill 192 and Rep. Bobby McCool for sponsoring House Bill 499, both of which were filed late last week. These identical bills build upon the Kentucky General Assembly’s historic investment of state funds for local career and technical education (CTE) programs in the 2022 budget session.

By |2024-02-14T15:59:53-05:00February 14, 2024|

KDE’s role in the General Assembly’s 2024 regular session

For those of us who work in state government, you will hear us talk about the first few months of a new year being a busy time due to the General Assembly being in session. This year is what is known as a long session, where the legislators will create the next two-year budget.

By |2024-01-25T10:47:12-05:00February 1, 2024|

Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act discussed in House Education Committee

The Kentucky Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Micki Ray testified during the House Education Committee on Jan. 23 in support of House Bill 162, the Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act, which would provide additional supports in mathematics beginning with the 2025-2026 school year.

By |2024-01-24T15:44:37-05:00January 24, 2024|
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