Sunday, December 15, 2019
Trina Fuller shows a book to her 4th-grade students at Hickman County Elementary School during a reading lesson. Photo by Mike Marsee, April 23, 2019

Improving reading through attention to detail

A research project has increased student proficiency in some west Kentucky elementary schools by focusing on what they need within each school and within small groups of students.
Patti Farley, a Title I interventionist at Spottsville Elementary School, works with a group of students during a Tier II intervention. Photo by Megan Gross, March 20, 2019

Retired teachers help raise the bar at Spottsville

Spottsville Elementary School, a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School in Henderson County, is providing interventions to all students in mathematics and reading.
Kristi Whittaker, left, and Jalina Wheeler stand in front of a sign for the Kids Rising Up through Support and Healing (KRUSH) program.

Erasing the stigma of incarceration

KRUSH is a weekly support group for students that are coping with family members or guardians that are or have been incarcerated.
Samantha Fowler makes a point using American Sign Language during one of the two ASL classes at West Jessamine High School (Jessamine County). Photo by Mike Marsee, May 10, 2019

Breaking a language barrier

A Jessamine County High School offered American Sign Language courses for the first time this year that could be used to fulfill a world language requirement.
Erin Ball, right, assists Jayda Chenault with an assignment.

2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year passes on her passion for reading

Erin Ball was named the 2020 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year and the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
Callahan, a 4th-grade science teacher at London Elementary School (Laurel County), was named the 2020 Elementary School Teacher of the Year by Valvoline and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). Kaufman, a high school English teacher at Marion C. Moore School (Jefferson County), was named the 2020 High School Teacher of the Year.

Teachers of the Year make the most of creativity

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
Colin Mooney, from South Warren High School (Warren County), presents his project, LockBox, at the 2019 LGEC.

Future business leaders shine at 2019 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

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.
A Glasgow High School (Glasgow Independent) student wears a school T-shirt in Misty Claywell’s foods and nutrition class. Photo by Megan Gross, April 8, 2019

A model of success

Glasgow High School has established a culture in which it motivates its students to succeed and provides them with the means to do so.
Matthew Courtney, center, an educational recovery consultant in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits, talks with Curtis Higgins, left, and Leesa Moman, two of KDE’s educational recovery specialists, during a workshop on supporting the evidence-based requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Elevating Evidence is ‘really just what good educators do’

The Kentucky Department of Education is helping schools meet the evidence-based requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
David Mato, instructional media teacher at Maxwell Elementary School (Fayette County), shows off the interactive bulletin board created by the school's STLP students.

Embassy of Spain names Maxwell Elementary the 2018-2019 School of the Year

Students at Maxwell Elementary, Kentucky’s oldest immersion program, learn global competency along with their regular classes.