Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Hunting eggs has long been a staple for children around Easter. However, children with visual impairments can miss out on the fun. The Kentucky School for the Blind has found a way to get their students involved in the Easter tradition by hosting an accessible egg hunt.
Huntertown Elementary in Woodford County is one of five public schools in Kentucky recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.
This year’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for middle and high schools in Bullitt County required constructing a roller coaster in less than two hours using specific materials and without parental assistance. Each roller coaster was required to have...
Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis recently began a monthly series of visits to Kentucky area technology centers, and high, middle and elementary schools across the Commonwealth.
For my first photo blog at the Kentucky Department of Education, I recently went to the 2nd annual Academies of Lexington Career Expo over in Fayette County.
Elizabeth Forbes shows Sam Garbin, left, and Abby Adams-Smith brood cells inside of the honey bee hive. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 27, 2018

The buzz around bees

Elizabeth Forbes, a school psychologist, has been a beekeeper since 2009. She has been the head of the Bowling Green High School beekeeping program since helping to get it started in 2012. 
Students at the Academy @ Shawnee were given the chance to talk to United States Navy pilots, air crewmen and explosives disposal teams when they visited the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the school for part of Navy Week. 
Every year, the Festival of Learnshops at Berea opens its doors to art enthusiasts from around the country, including teachers who come to the workshops to take professional development classes. 
Cherry tomatoes are chopped up during the lab portion of a hands on summer training session for school nutrition professionals put on by the Kentucky of Education in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition at Henry County Middle School. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Aug. 1, 2018

Cooking from scratch

Over the summer the Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition teamed up with the Institute of Child Nutrition to host a series of hands-on summer training sessions for school nutrition professionals. 
If you've ever watched "Jurassic Park" and thought that a Tyrannosaurus rex would be fun to ride on or that you might actually want to meet a 6-foot tall carnivorous lizard, then Jurassic Quest is the place for you.