Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Jessica Dueñas

Preparing to build relationships and character

Jessica Dueñas, the 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, shares how she spent her summer preparing herself to be the type of leader she wants her students to be at the new W.E.B. DuBois Academy.
NyRee Clayton-Taylor

Hip-hop into learning

Jefferson County's NyRee Clayton-Taylor shares how she used hip-hop based education to find a new way to reach her students.
Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis

The path to state management and assistance is not short

Following my recommendation to place Jefferson County Public Schools in state management, some school leaders, teachers and parents outside Louisville have asked “will our district be next?” The simple answer is “no,”
Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis

Holding education to a higher standard

There are a few things that I consider non-negotiable when talking about education in Kentucky.
Kate Fryar

Teaching teamwork through TV

Boyle County's Kate Fryar helped her 9th-grade students learn how to communicate and work together by getting them to create and film a TV pilot.
Stephanie Beason

Untapped potential: Identifying gifted minority students

Warren County's Stephanie Beason says educators, schools and districts need to take extra steps when identifying students who could be best served in a gifted program to make sure they are not overlooking children due to their background or home lives.
Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis

Public charter schools: An additional tool for improving public education

Traditional public schools have been and will continue to be the primary vehicle for delivering instruction to our students, but public charter schools may provide a much-needed opportunity for a high-quality education for some of our Commonwealth's most at-risk children.
Joshua DeWar

Schools are calling: Males wanted

Nelson County's Joshua DeWar says educators need to make sure children have a variety of role models at schools, which includes recruiting more males at the elementary level.
Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis

Changes coming to accountability system, School Report Card

We have some big changes coming up in education over the next year and I want to take some time to share how it will be impacting your family and your school.
Sheri A. Rhodes

Meeting the needs of gifted students in mixed-ability classrooms

Jefferson County's Sheri A. Rhodes said she felt like she was failing her gifted students because so much of her time was being spent on students who were below grade level, but then she discovered how differentiated instruction could help everyone in her classroom.