Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Calloway County grad finds success in Texas thanks to business classes

Sumer Starks graduated in 2010 from Calloway County High School, where she was an active member of the business department.

Workshops offer resources for teaching and learning pathway participants

The Kentucky Department of Education is offering three opportunities for teachers of the teaching and learning pathway to learn more about instructional and clinical resources available for the 2018-2019 school year.

Jefferson FCS teacher honored at FCCLA conference

Laura Spiegelhalter, a family and consumer sciences teacher at duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County), received the Spirit of Advising Award from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America at the organization’s recent National Leadership Conference in Atlanta.

Feedback sought from educators offering teaching and learning pathway

In order to support the continuing and new schools offering the teaching and learning career pathway, the Kentucky Department of Education wants to hear from school principals, counselors and teachers at schools offering the pathway.
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TRACK helped new high school grad discover his future as electrician

Michah Schenck had part-time jobs before. After spending a portion of his senior year with an automotive products manufacturing firm, however, he knew he had found something more.
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.