Thursday, July 9, 2020
Jessica VanMeter goes over a long division problem with her 5th-grade class at the Edmonson County 5/6 Center Dec. 10, 2010. Photo by Amy Wallot

Making things easier

Transition schools assist students making the adjustment to middle or high school.
Angie Beavin’s students celebrate with her following the surprise announcement at which she was named a Milken Educator Award winner. Beavin’s students have consistently ranked at or near the top of the district in MAP scores for the past three years, and her school, Peaks Mill Elementary School, went from being ranked last among Franklin County’s elementary schools to being ranked first. Photo by Megan Gross, Feb. 11, 2019

Milken award winner shines when teaching both students, teachers

Angie Beavin, a 5th-grade teacher in Franklin County, is passionate about helping her fellow teachers grow as well as her students.
Eastern Kentucky University graduate Tamara Hounshell helps students with their paintings of the ocean during the Go With The Flow migrant writing summer camp. She plans on teaching after earning her Master's degree in ESL and Spanish. Photo by Amy Wallot, June 23, 2015

Day camp a key part of Madison migrant program’s busy summer schedule

A science-writing camp helps the Madison County schools’ migrant program to meet the educational needs of its students throughout the summer.
Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday and KBE chairman David Karem at the Kentucky Board of Education meeting in Frankfort, Ky. Photo by Susan Riddell, Oct. 9, 2012

Board approves restraint and seclusion regulation, establishes teacher standards

Kentucky Board of Education members approve a restraint and seclusion policy.

OP mentoring sessions spur students to pursue STEM careers

Students who were sophomores participating in Kentucky’s first Operation Preparation back in 2012 will be graduating high school in a few months. Two of those students, Brooke Dossett and Alex Kearns, remember their Operation Preparation...
Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt recently spoke with students enrolled in the Falcon Academy. All were enthusiastic about their experience, with some students admitting they thought college was out of reach until they started earning credits through the program. Photo by Becky Blessing, Feb. 2, 2016

Students soaring toward college thanks to Falcon Academy

Hickman County's Falcon Academy is a dual credit program that provides the opportunity for juniors and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school, all at no cost to the students.