Cindy Plappert is a 20-year educator, the last 10 years being at Bloom Elementary. It was at Bloom where she began to implement mindfulness strategies, including calming breaths and periods of reflection, in her classroom because she noticed that some of her 3rd-grade students were struggling with anxiety.
Statistics that look into postsecondary outcomes for Kentucky students indicate that the number of students who are achieving success in postsecondary education isn’t what it should be.
Olivia Moore, a junior at Western Hills High School in Franklin County, founded Moore Goodness for her supervised agricultural experience.
Montgomery County schools are implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program across the entire district.
Students visited exhibitors that ranged from construction professionals to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and different colleges to talk about their next steps after graduation.
Woodford County Public Schools has created a teacher induction program that is instilling a culture within the district that is making its teachers want to stay.
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.