Thursday, January 20, 2022
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Kentucky Education Summit provides a clear path forward for education in the Commonwealth

I have always admired that our Commissioner of Education, Jason E. Glass, often refers to himself as the Commonwealth’s chief learner. As chair of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), I also held a similar title while attending the 2021 Kentucky Education Summit – chief listening officer.
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Eastern High School senior says students must be part of the solution to youth...

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.
Graphic reading: Voices from the Coalition: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education. Ed Massey

Rep. Ed Massey says collaboration is key to making education better

Earlier this year I was asked to participate in the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE). As an individual who has been involved in Kentucky’s educational system for nearly 30 years, I welcomed this invitation. 
Graphic reading: Voices from the Coalition: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education. Stacie Gamble and Faneshia Jones

School leaders thankful coalition work has valued the voice of all in deciding the...

Our experience with the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education has given us hope for change in our educational system, a change that will reflect the voices of district and school leaders, teachers, students, families and community members.
Graphic reading: Voices from the Coalition: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education. Susan Dugle

Shelby County administrator working with coalition to build a student-centered education system

As the chief academic officer for Shelby County, I was excited to participate in the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE).  
Graphic reading: Voices from the Coalition: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education. Caleb Bates

Recent graduate says Kentucky students should have a seat at the table when discussing...

As a student, participating in several discussions with education stakeholders from all corners of the Commonwealth during the 2021 Commissioner’s Virtual Listening Tour was an excellent experience.
Graphic reading: Voices from the Coalition: Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education. Penny Christian

Parent optimistic for change during her journey on the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education

Fayette County parent Penny Christian describes her work serving on the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education.
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Learn how to teach peace in a world of conflict

Peace. A word with many levels of meaning and overwhelmingly lacking from the current worldview. Yet, peace is so desperately needed.
Christopher McCurry

Empathy, forgiveness and grace: Teaching tools we sharpened during the pandemic

This has not been a typical year, and I find myself in my students shoes more frequently. Maybe because the pair we’ve been given fit all of us: a pandemic that changed the way we live and learn.
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Celebrate yourself during Teacher Appreciation Week

Remember sitting in your undergraduate education classes, being bombarded with hypothetical situations to play out in your mind? That was scary. There were lots of things that made us think, “Is that really going to happen?” We had no idea what we were in for.