Sunday, June 13, 2021
A woman sits in front of a computer, holding up a small sign with a math problem written on it.

Jefferson County teacher achieves National Board certification while reaching out to families

Alisa Keller was one of 82 educators recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky National Board Certified Teachers Network for obtaining National Board certification during a Feb. 11 virtual ceremony.
Garrard County High School senior Alex Miller poses for a photo at the National FFA Convention and Expo.

Garrard County’s Alex Miller receives his golden ticket to Hollywood

Garrard County High School senior Alex Miller captured the nation's attention with his recent American Idol audition. But for his hometown of Lancaster, this moment was years in the making.
Two women sit in chairs with their sleeves rolled up, while two nurses give them a shot in their arms.

Ballard County school nurses help health department give COVID-19 shots

Two nurses from the Ballard County school district are helping the local health department administer COVID-19 vaccinations.
A man stands in front of a small table with two women at it, one of whom is on a computer.

Ground zero for first COVID-19 case in Kentucky, Harrison County closes in on return...

Harrison County was the first Kentucky school district to be impacted by COVID-19. Now, the district is one step closer to a return to in-person instruction.
Janet Throgmorton, principal at Fancy Farm Elementary (Graves County), takes a photo with her students before driving them home from school.

Kentucky principal goes the extra mile to ensure continued learning

Three years ago, Principal Janet Throgmorton of Fancy Farm Elementary (Graves County) was looking for a way to save her district some money while addressing one of its most pressing needs.
A picture of a woman on stilts, a girl sitting on a bouncing ball and a boy playing with a baseball bat in a gym.

Kentucky shines in Healthy Schools awards

Forty-one of 45 Kentucky schools recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation are part of the Baptist Health School Wellness Initiative, offered by the Delta Rural Network Center at Baptist Health Madisonville.
A woman sits at a desk with a computer in front of her, holding a virtual meeting.

BAVEL sets benchmark for Kentucky online education

BAVEL, Kentucky’s all-virtual public school, offers lessons for other districts now working to set up full-time online instruction due to COVID-19.
A man stands in front of the windows of a library that are decorated with brightly colored pictures of the Muppets.

Letcher County teacher uses Post-it Notes to teach math, create art

Tyler Watts uses Post-it Notes to create colorful pop-culture pictures for the holidays. He has made them around Kentucky and gotten national media attention.
Prisha Hedau, a student at Lowe Elementary (Jefferson County), writes her daily activities on notecards.

Jefferson County student provides a child’s perspective on pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prisha Hedau had no plans of writing a book. Through Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily press conferences, she felt inspired to tell her own story.
Two women hug at the front door of a brick house.

A reunion 40 years in the making: How a Louisville teacher helped shape the...

In the past, Ana Reyes made efforts to contact the teacher who helped change her life, but couldn’t find her because she couldn’t remember the teacher’s name. After connecting with KDE and...