The Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Advisory Council heard updates on the search for a new principal from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) at its June 13 meeting.
Mary Leon and David Hamilton were on the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) campus at the same time when they were children, coming up through the specialized education environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
Founded on April 10, 1823, KSD was the first state-supported school of its kind in U.S. history. It was only the fourth school specifically for deaf children in the country’s history as well.
A conference basketball tournament hosted by Kentucky School for the Deaf gives participants not only the opportunity to play for a championship, but also the chance to immerse themselves in Deaf culture.
A Jessamine County High School offered American Sign Language courses for the first time this year that could be used to fulfill a world language requirement.
Frankfort Independent's Heidi Givens describes why she changed her teaching beliefs regarding the rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Carla Lewis, a 1st-grade teacher at the Kentucky School for the Deaf, comes from a long line of educators. But it took an elective sign language course in college to cement her plans.
The Calipari Foundation, Hearing Solutions and The Starkey Foundation are organizing a hearing mission for needy children and adults who have a hearing loss but cannot afford hearing aids. School personnel are asked to help identify children in their schools who have a hearing loss but do not have hearing aids or who have hearing aids that are not working [...]
Heidi Givens Throughout my time writing for Kentucky Teacher, I have tried to provide awareness about deafness and the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I have done my best to give voice to this unique group of students and the community and culture they represent. With September 22-29 being National Deaf Awareness Week, I deem [...]
Heidi Givens (Editor’s note: When used as a cultural label, the word deaf is often written with a capital D in speech and sign. When used as a label for the audiological condition, it is written with a lower case d. This column uses the term Deaf/deaf in deference to the Deaf culture.) I am not much of [...]