Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Commissioner Jason E. Glass announced that Damien Sweeney, Ed.D., and Micki L. Ray are assuming new roles at KDE beginning Sept. 15. Sweeney will now serve as the director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and Ray is now the chief academic officer, both in the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).
Eastern High School senior Solyana Mesfin reflects on the tragic loss of a fellow student and how she and her fellow students must be part of the solution to youth violence.
Summer is a time for family fun, travel, and relaxation. Many of us look forward to these months of putting aside all our teaching...
While lesson planning, classroom management and mastery of content are significant at every level, I think most teachers would agree that student engagement is the key ingredient to the perfect school day.
As I end my 18th year as a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing children, I have seen students educated in a wide...
About a year ago, someone from the Kentucky Education Association reached out to our office and asked if we would like to display the drawings our public school students did as part of their Difference Makers Art Contest. As those drawings were recently being taken down, it got me thinking about how they connect to the department’s efforts on teacher diversity and teacher recruitment.
Ten outstanding teachers from across the state – four elementary, three middle and three high school – are semifinalists for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced on Aug. 2.
Kenton County's Allison Stacy shares how she structures her classroom hours to ensure she keeps her time on the weekends for her family.
Rowan County’s Allison Slone shares how her son’s diagnosis shaped her view of how teachers are being prepared.
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.