Crittenden County

Giving thanks to all of Kentucky’s outstanding teachers

I had the privilege in September of presiding over my first in-person Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. There are two parts of my job that I find the most enjoyable. The first is when I get to visit classrooms and see our students deeply involved in learning.

By |2022-09-22T14:04:40-04:00October 3, 2022|

Crittenden County’s Mandy Perez named 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Mandy Perez, a 6th-grade English and language arts teacher at Crittenden County Middle School, reacts in surprise as she is named the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year at an in-person ceremony on Sept. 20 at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. She also was named the Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.Photo by Jacob Perkins, Sept. 20, 2022 [...]

By |2022-09-20T13:57:18-04:00September 20, 2022|

Kentucky Board of Education updated on new laws

At its regularly scheduled April meeting, the Kentucky Board of Education received an update on new education laws passed by the 2017 General Assembly. House Bill 520 allows non-religious public charter schools for the first time in Kentucky. Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt said work has already started at the Kentucky Department of Education to prepare for the establishment of charters.

By |2020-09-23T11:05:57-04:00April 13, 2017|

Study Buddy sessions make classrooms without borders possible

Through a collaborative effort between schools in western Kentucky and Grace English School in Guatemala, several hundred Kentucky students are learning about Spanish language and culture, while more than 100 Guatemalan students are learning both written and spoken English.

By |2019-12-11T15:30:12-05:00November 3, 2016|

Crittenden County school buses getting cleaner, greener

Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week that the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) has awarded Crittenden County Board of Education $80,000 to reduce diesel emissions from its school bus fleet. The funds were made available through the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). “I applaud Crittenden County Board of Education for its leadership in building a greener fleet, [...]

By |2013-03-08T09:44:42-05:00March 8, 2013|
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