Thursday, January 21, 2021
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov This is the second installment of photos from every district. (Click here for the first installment.) When my blog returns in January, I’ll have the final installment of the districts. Then I’ll be back on the road...
I’ve finally done it. It took five years, but I have photographed all of Kentucky’s 174 school districts, plus the Kentucky School for the Deaf and the Kentucky School for the Blind. 
Justin Scott tells junior Zan Speed that her example of a quadric equation open response question was that first that has been turned into him with a distinguished score at Murray High School (Murray Independent). Photo by Amy Wallot, May 12, 2015

Test taking time

The end of the school year brings excitement and a bit of relief. For high school students, the relief comes after finished end-of-course exams. That’s what I came across as I visited Murray High School in the Murray Independent school district, a District of Distinction.
By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov In the final installment of one photo from every school district, I share Nelson County through Woodford County. (Please click here for the first installment and here for the second.) The photo from Newport Independent is one...
Chloe Stivers has a puppet look over her shoulder as she reviews footage from her groups video assignment. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 15, 2016

A new kind of library

By Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov There aren't many libraries that can claim to have a giant wall of computer monitors, a green screen, an aquaponics lab and a slide going from the second to first floor, but the one at Eminence Independent certainly...
If there's one thing that Carlee Cornett does not want someone walking out of the plays put on by Lincoln County Middle School to say it's this: "That was cute." 
Warren County's Rich Pond Elementary School is one of two Kentucky public schools to be named this year as a Blue Ribbon winner for the second time. There are only eight public schools in Kentucky to earn the award twice since the program began in 1982.

Deck the walls

Teachers use summer break and art to highlight leadership principles at New Haven School in Nelson County.
Members of the Johnson Central High School Marching Band entered their first week of band camp with some new instruments, thanks in part to a famous alumnus.
Students in Sarah Blades' 4th-grade class listen to Frank Mabson read a book about a young girl wanting to be president as part of the R.E.A.L. Men Read program. The program has been credited by Blades in helping her students improve their literacy scores on the MAP testing. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Jan. 24, 2018

R.E.A.L. Men Read

Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov When Fayette County announced that it was looking for 300 volunteers to fill a read-aloud mentoring program, Christian Adair wondered how many people would answer the call.  "As it turns out, we've had to turn away people in a...