Early Literacy: Beyond bells and whistles

Melanie Callahan Early literacy is a crucial step in overcoming learning gaps and propelling students toward proficiency. From pre-K to kindergarten, families and schools are on this mission together. The young children who grow into good readers require guidance, training and encouragement from their teachers and leaders. Research abounds on the topic of early literacy and reading readiness. [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:33:31-05:00December 4, 2019|

Creating a new focus on literacy

As parents and educators, we need to recognize that teaching children to be literate citizens has its place in all of the classes we teach in Kentucky’s schools.

By |2020-01-28T09:52:33-05:00March 6, 2018|

R.E.A.L. Men Read

Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov When Fayette County announced that it was looking for 300 volunteers to fill a read-aloud mentoring program, Christian Adair wondered how many people would answer the call.  “As it turns out, we’ve had to turn away people in a few different schools because of how many volunteers we’ve had,” said Adair, the educating boys of color specialist [...]

By |2018-01-29T14:24:48-05:00January 30, 2018|

Next Generation Academies for Arts Integration offered

The Kentucky Department of Education has partnered with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts since 2000 to provide Arts Academies. This year, the partnership continues with two Next Generation Academies (NGA): NGA for Integration of the Arts and World Languages (Spanish, Chinese and NEW this year – French) NGA for Integration of the Arts and Emergent & Early Literacy (NEW [...]

By |2012-03-13T13:56:31-04:00March 15, 2012|
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