Kentucky was recognized for its commitment to provide high-speed internet access to all students in the Commonwealth in Education Week’s annual Technology Counts edition.
Education Week is seeking input for its annual Leaders to Learn From report, which profiles some of the most exceptional leaders working in school districts. If you know a district leader whose approaches or innovations would inspire colleagues nationwide, click here to submit a nomination. All nominees should be district-level personnel. The deadline is Aug. 1.
The assessment field in K-12 education is in a period of transition — sparked by widespread dissatisfaction with conventional testing formats, changes in technology and developments in the learning sciences. In an Education Week webinar from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, two highly regarded experts in assessment innovation will discuss promising new and developing approaches to testing (both formative [...]
An Education Week webinar aimed at helping teachers meet the new English/Language Arts standards will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 8. Webinar topics will include: Increasing the quantity of writing throughout the school day Helping students improve writing by analyzing complex texts Making the writing process a vehicle of instruction Teaching opinion and informative/explanatory writing across [...]
Education Week and Dreambox are sponsoring a free webinar Feb. 13, 2014, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, based on the idea of blended learning-combining digital curricula and tools with face-to-face instruction-for elementary grades in mathematics. Facilitators will provide successful approaches for implementing this technique, including resources, strategies and examples of instruction, as well as tips for modeling blended learning [...]
Kentucky high school students on campus at Morehead State University for the Insight program.Photo by Amy Wallot, June 13, 2013 Education Commissioner Terry Holliday praised Kentucky teachers, administrators, parents, students, business and community members recently following the release of an annual assessment of all states on key education indicators. Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on [...]
Education Week’s 2013 “Diploma Counts” report shows the Kentucky graduation rate is among the most improved in the nation. The rate moved from 63.7 percent for the class of 2000 to 77.2 percent for the class of 2010 (the latest data available), an increase of 13.5 points and the third most improved among all states. During the same time the [...]
Commissioner Terry Holiday answered questions during a Jan. 10 news conference during which Gov. Steve Beshear announced the results of Education Week’s annual “Quality Counts” report. Kentucky ranked 10th in the nation, up from 14th place last year, and 34th place in 2011. The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes. [...]
Road Maps to Common Core Success, an Education Week Leadership Forum, will be held in Indianapolis on March 11, 2013, and in White Plains, N.Y. on March 21, 2013. At this day-long event, participants will hear from state and district leaders, education experts and other colleagues on their Common Core implementations, and discover and share new ideas on curricula, teacher [...]
Kentucky’s ranking in an annual grading of all states on key education indicators rose dramatically this year, placing the state 14th in the nation for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and many other variables related to public education. Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on P-12 education) produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The [...]