In his famous 1961 “moon shot” speech, President John F. Kennedy told Congress, “Now it is time to take longer strides, time for a great new American enterprise, time for this nation to take a clearly leading role in space achievement, which in many ways may hold the key to our future on earth.”
As schools transitioned away from the high-stakes accountability environment of No Child Left Behind in 2015, many Kentucky schools and districts began a journey toward deeper, more personalized learning as a path to equity for ALL learners.
Like many of you, I am heartbroken and angered over the tragedy that took place in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25. As is the case in many of your communities, students and staff at Robb Elementary were celebrating the end of this school year, looking ahead to the summer and imagining what the next year of school might bring. In a flurry of senseless violence, all of this was taken away.
As the focus around student mental health grows through legislation, policy changes, and continued discussion, it is becoming more apparent that support is crucial, especially in Kentucky.
Students and peers know me as a funny and lively student. Education leaders across the state know me as a boundary-breaking student with a bright future. Finally, teachers know me as the student who requires monthly letters sent home regarding unsatisfactory grades.
Everyone wants to find their purpose in life, whether that be to become an advocate, an educator or both. For University of Kentucky (UK) graduate Lyndsay McCullers, a special education teacher at Simon Kenton High School (Kenton County) her passion soon became her reality.
The 2022 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned April 14 after passing a biennial budget for 2022-2024 that includes significant increases for key areas of education.
Springtime in Kentucky brings lots of things for which to be grateful. I have had the opportunity to travel to and live in some amazingly beautiful places, but the abundance of colors that spring brings to the Bluegrass state makes this one of my favorite places on earth.
Our public schools are shaping the lives of our kids and the future of our commonwealth, and the teachers and school administrators in these schools step-up for Kentuckians daily.
New Kentucky Reading Academies designed to help educators learn more about teaching students how to read
A year ago, I asked Kentucky Rep. James Tipton if I could help him with his reading bill that had died in committee. He agreed, and I started to do research. Over the year, I discovered that despite having a master’s of arts in teaching and a doctorate in education, I did not know much about the research on teaching reading.