Saturday, February 22, 2020
KDE Employee Spotlight: Shelby County Area Technology Center business instructor LaShonda Hardin. "The best part of my job is witnessing those points of growth. Getting to see my students successfully apply the skills and concepts they've learned in my class is great."

KDE Employee Spotlight: LaShonda Hardin

This week is #LoveTeaching Week and to continue to honor CTE Month, the KDE Employee Spotlight goes to one of KDE’s amazing Area Technology Center teachers, LaShonda Hardin.
Aaron Thompson

Black History Month is urgent reminder to close Kentucky’s achievement gaps

Every February, we celebrate Black History Month because of the efforts of a Berea College graduate, Carter G. Woodson. Woodson was a prominent African American scholar and historian who started his higher education career as a part-time student at Berea.
KDE Employee Spotlight: Executive Adviser Leslie Slaughter

KDE Employee Spotlight: Leslie Slaughter

This week Leslie Slaughter is under the KDE Employee Spotlight. Learn more about her roles with the department and what she was doing prior to joining KDE.
Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling Damien Sweeney

KDE Employee Spotlight: Damien Sweeney

In the inaugural KDE Employee Spotlight,and in honor of National School Counseling Week 2020, we feature Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling Damien Sweeney.
Molly Greer

A vocabulary based solution for all learners

Former Boone and Oldham County teacher Molly Greer shares how she used functional vocabulary boards to help her students become more verbal.
Maria Derivan-George

Student work: How to get the results you want and know it

Since 2009, the Literacy Design Collaborative has been partnering with Kentucky teachers to create rigorous, authentic to the discipline, writing-in-response to reading assignments.
Amanda Klare

Using social media to lift other teachers up

Teachers should be supporting other teachers; not competing against one another or trying to outdo the person in the classroom down the hall. We should be sharing our ideas, celebrating one another’s successes and trying to lift one another up when we are down.
Melanie Callahan

Early Literacy: Beyond bells and whistles

Early literacy is a crucial step in overcoming learning gaps and propelling students toward proficiency. From pre-K to kindergarten, families and schools are on...
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

Declaring war on Novice performance

More than 60,000 of Kentucky’s elementary and middle school students and nearly 1-in-4 of Kentucky’s high school students are in that state of academic emergency. It is an incredibly dangerous place for our children to be.
Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis

In education, preparing students for the current and future workforce is key

In the nearly two years that I have had the honor of serving as Kentucky’s commissioner of education, I have made students’ preparation for success in the workforce a top priority.