As the head of public higher education in Kentucky, I’m usually asked to deliver at least one commencement address each May. If I were giving one this year, I’d probably start by offering both my congratulations and condolences.
In honor of the 2020 National Teacher Appreciation Week, Kentucky Teacher of the Year Erin Ball sends an open letter to all of the Commonwealth's educators to thank them for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Corbin High School's Lauren Shackleford writes about how she is looking forward to reaching the new normal and moving beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is a global crisis. All of us have experienced a variety of emotions during this time. These feelings may continue for quite some time.
Fleming County's Sarah Davenport shares how COVID-19 impacted her senior year and she learned to cope with the changes.
“I sure am looking forward to when we get back to normal!” is the refrain I hear from many educators. But I think the better question is why do we want to get back to normal?
Scott County's Erin Ball, the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, shares what brought her into the teaching profession and why she believes it's a rewarding field.
As the first week of school closures due to the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19 draws to a close, I want to thank you all for the changes in schedules and sacrifices you have had to make to help keep our students and communities safe.
Field trips to learn about money. Traveling exhibits about history. Classroom activities on economics and financial literacy. These are just a few of the free resources – aligned with educational standards – that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers to educators, libraries, community organizations and museums.
With inquiry at its core, the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies seek to empower students to think critically and to become active participants in the learning process. By incorporating inquiry-based learning, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is encouraging students to engage in open dialogue with both the teacher and classmates in a formal setting.