On June 30, Ann Brewster officially retired at age 80 from her 59-year teaching career. “I swore I never would [become a teacher],” Brewster said. “My dad was a superintendent … my mom was a teacher and taught her whole life.”
KBE approves changes to alternative education program monitoring, corporal punishment during special meeting
After receiving numerous public comments expressing concern with two previously passed regulations, the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) held a special meeting on March 15 to review proposed amendments.
Working closely with students and their families helps to ensure the success of students in some of the state’s top alternative programs.
A teacher at a Jefferson County alternative school has turned to an online gaming approach to help his students develop employability skills.
From canine companions to community outreach, there are many ways in which districts are working to meet students’ needs.
The best programs in Kentucky are meeting students where they are and working to help them graduate on time and college- and career-ready.
Crystal Culp, a longtime alternative education teacher, urges educators to never write off a student as being beyond their reach.
The state’s top alternative programs are doing all they can to help students graduate college- and career-ready and to change the perception of alternative programs.
The Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children (KECSAC) will host its 14th annual Alternative Strategies for Educating Students At-Risk: A Conference for Educators in Alternative Settings July 29-30 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The conference is free. Click here for more information or to register.
Four first-time alternative education Best Practice Sites share many similarities despite different missions and students.