Sunday, July 15, 2018
Interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis, left, visits the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers. The program, which includes five school districts and three ATCs, partners with western Kentucky schools, colleges, ATCs, community supporters, regional businesses and industries to provide opportunities for students to take in-school and online college classes, earn industry certifications, participate in work-based learning and complete apprenticeships. Photo submitted

KDE Commissioner Lewis visits Four Rivers school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Interim Commissioner Wayne Lewis visited the Four Rivers Foundation school districts and area technical centers to talk to students about the dual credit, technical programs and partnerships in the Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman county school districts and the Fulton Independent school district.

Districts awarded New Skills for Youth Grants to strengthen and expand CTE

The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded six Kentucky school districts with grants to strengthen and expand career and technical pathways for students.
Seneca High School agriculture teacher Bethany Mattingly instructs a student on how to transplant tomatoes in the school's greenhouse. Beginning in the 1980s, greenhouses became a common teaching tool in agricultural education programs across the state. Today, more than 100 of the state’s 144 high school agricultural education programs have a greenhouse of some kind. Submitted photo by National FFA Alumni

Greenhouses make plant science come to life

School greenhouses help students see how four years of instruction about plant anatomy, soil, nutrition, disease, pests, business management and marketing come to life as they produce plants for sale to the public.

Gov. Bevin proclaimed February as CTE Month

Gov. Matthew G. Bevin signed a proclamation declaring February as CTE Month in Kentucky in a ceremony in his office on Feb. 13.
A team of four Kentucky educations recently attended the MBA Research National Leadership Forum. Attending the forum were, from left, Betty Montgomery, Courtney Givens, Jennifer Michael and Krysti Conlin. Photo submitted

Four Kentuckians attend national teacher leadership forum

A team of four Kentucky educators attended the MBA Research National Leadership Forum Jan. 26-29 in Columbus, Ohio.

Entrepreneurship contest winners announced

The winners of the seventh annual KACTE Entrepreneurship Event have been announced. The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) and coordinated by the state advisers of the Career and Technical Education Student Organizations.

CTE students heading to the capitol for Student Leadership Day

On Feb. 13, approximately 250 career and technical education students from across the state will descend on the Kentucky State Capitol for Student Leadership Day.

Connecting language learning to careers in manufacturing

What do a high school French teacher and careers in manufacturing have in common? At first glance, absolutely nothing.

KDE releases New Skills for Youth request for applications

The Kentucky Department of Education has released the New Skills for Youth Round 2 Request for Applications.
Clark County FFA members sort and box nonperishable food items collected during the organization’s annual food drive. Altogether 100 families received food baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday. Submitted photo by Terra Pigg

FFA members attacking hunger one community at a time

With 1 in 6 Kentuckians identified as food insecure, FFA members and chapters from across the Commonwealth are doing their part to eliminate hunger in a variety of ways.