Saturday, May 27, 2017

Taking your place at the table

It is Teacher Appreciation Week – a time that should be celebrated on the highest levels, but is often overlooked. So, if you will...
This sketch shows what the Kentucky School for the Blind looked like in 1884, when the school already was 42 years old. The school is celebrating its 175th year of serving Kentucky students with visual impairments. Submitted photo

Kentucky School for the Blind celebrating 175 years of service

Each May the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) celebrates Founder’s Day, an event that commemorates its rich history of providing educational services to Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired. This year’s event is especially significant because the school is celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Ensuring a strong public education system is top priority

Commissioner Pruitt shares his thoughts about the implications of House Bill 520, which was signed into law in March and gives local school boards and the mayors of Lexington and Louisville the authority to authorize charter schools.

Doing the impossible for Kentucky’s students

Our new vision for Kentucky education is one that puts students at the center of our work, values the profession of education, and values the education of the whole child, not simply test scores.
Heidi Givens

Finding my new why

Frankfort Independent's Heidi Givens describes whyshe changed her teaching beliefs regarding the rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

School libraries rock!

When we talk about how rapidly education is changing, I think we often overlook the thing that is at the heart of every school – the library.
Elizabeth Lovett

Underdog – My pathway to teacher leadership

Knox County's Beth Lovett shares her story of how she became a teacher leader and how other teachers can find their own leadership path.
Kellie Jones

An apple for the teacher

Taylor County's Kellie Jones shares her thoughts about how important it is for teachers to keep their enthusiasm for education alive and well.

Share your thoughts on the proposed new accountability system

We're getting ready to kick off another round of Town Hall meetings across Kentucky to get your input into what you think about the state's proposed new accountability system.

Show some love for our public schools

During this Valentine's Day week, let’s take time to show some love for our public schools.