Friday, August 14, 2020
Stephen Pruitt

Eliminating the opportunity gap

Despite the improvement we have seen, we, as a state, still have a lot of work to do. We have a significant achievement gap that needs to be addressed.
Kristal Doolin

The sweet music of working together

When I went to see my daughter sing at the Southern Kentucky Music Association’s All Festival choir concert, I realized that the beautiful music their joined voices created was a metaphor for us as educators and the magic that happens when we work together.

How rigor might look if we gave ourselves a break

Teachers sometimes need to let up on the pressure -- on their students and themselves.

Better together: Fostering professional learning and student achievement through co-planning

Two Shelby County High School teachers have discovered they become stronger teachers by planning their lessons together.

Extending the reach of special education professionals

The Bluegrass Center for Teacher Quality hosted an event Oct. 20 called “Building the Village: A Summit on Down Syndrome and Autism Education.”

Teaching in the margins

Mason County Middle School teacher Brian McDowell took learning on the page and turned it into a real-life experience.
Stephen Pruitt

Proud to Call Kentucky Home

As Kentucky’s new commissioner of education, I want you to know that I value your views, your input and your help in preparing our students for tomorrow.

Measuring success as a process

Hope Street Group Kentucky Teacher Fellow Cassie Redding bases her entire approach to teaching on the premise that the success of her students must be her top priority.
The 24 teachers from across Kentucky selected as 2016 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards winners were recognized at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Oct. 20. Joshua DeWar of Engelhard Elementary (Jefferson County), from left, was named the 2016 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Karen Mallonee of College View Middle School (Daviess County) was named the 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year and Ashley Lamb-Sinclair of North Oldham High School was selected as the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt, far right, and said Sam Mitchell, senior vice president of Ashland and president of Valvoline, congratulated the winners. Photo by Jennifer Ginn, Oct. 20, 2015

Kentucky Teacher of the Year remains a student at heart

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair didn’t realize it at first, but she discovered she was “one of those people who was just born to teach.”

Let me tell you a story

We’ve spent our careers advocating for our students and now it’s time to advocate for our profession and ourselves. We can impact, influence and change the public narrative around public education.