Friday, August 23, 2019
Jeff Fletcher, right, a quality technician at Leggett & Platt’s Winchester manufacturing facility, shows Clark County Area Technology Center students Brett Foley and Garrett Samuels what to look for while doing a quality inspection. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 25, 2016

KDE to showcase TRACK apprenticeship program to employers

The Kentucky Department of Education hopes to attract employers to the Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky youth apprenticeship program.
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Applications sought for world language standards committees

Applications are being accepted for the World Language Standards Review Committee and Advisory Panel.
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Feedback and teacher participation sought on world language standard

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the Kentucky Standard for World Language Proficiency.
L.P. Howser Hall at Kentucky School for the Blind was reopened following a renovation that included a redesign of student living spaces, recreation areas, common areas and the student health center.

Renovated dormitory reopened at Kentucky School for the Blind

L.P. Howser Hall, a dormitory on the Kentucky School for the Blind campus, was reopened Aug. 9 following an extensive renovation.
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School rating system to begin in September

At its Aug. 7 meeting in Frankfort, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) discussed the development and implementation of Kentucky’s new 5-star school rating system, which will go live in September after the 2018-2019 K-PREP test scores are released.
Citing both a national and statewide teacher shortage, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, fourth from the left, announced a new campaign and website to recruit and inspire the next generation of educators.

KDE announces Go Teach KY, a campaign aimed at inspiring the next generation of...

Citing both a national and statewide teacher shortage, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced a new campaign and website to recruit and inspire the next generation of educators.
The Kentucky Board of Education presented the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership to Tammy Brock, chief nursing officer at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Rockcastle hospital chief nursing officer receives KBE’s Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership

At its meeting Aug. 7, the Kentucky Board of Education presented the Kelly Award for Business and Education Partnership to Tammy Brock, chief nursing officer at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon.
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KDE seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprints for reading and writing, mathematics and social...

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprints for reading and writing, mathematics and social studies. This is the second opportunity for public review and comment on the assessment blueprints.
Tonya Thomas, right, a science teacher at Newburg Middle School, listens as DeMarcus Hopson, a social studies teacher at Carter G. Woodson Academy, talks during the UofL Veteran Educator Symposium.

Veterans turning to teaching get tools for the classroom

The Kentucky Department of Education and the University of Louisville held a symposium for veterans who are pursuing a career in education.
Jennifer Brock takes notes as Hunter Dixon looks at slides of insects during class at Sunshine School preschool (Harlan Independent).

Growing teacher shortages will affect Kentucky students

Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications