While the legislature was focused this session on how to deal with the state’s underfunded pension systems, a few education bills made it into law.
“PBS NewsHour” is seeking politically-minded students who love talking politics and will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election, but are undecided about whom they would choose to be the next president. This is part of a collaboration between “PBS NewsHour” and Facebook to identify undecided voters in preparation for the “PBS NewsHour” Democratic Primary Debate on Feb. [...]
Students in grades 6 through 12 can get in the spirit of the election season by entering the annual Secretary of State Essay and Slogan Contest. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes encourages all eligible students to enter the contest, which is designed to expand civic awareness of students who will soon be eligible to vote. Students in 6th to [...]
KEA president-elect Stephanie Winkler The Kentucky Education Association recently elected a new president and vice president. Stephanie Winkler, 4th- and 5th-grade science teacher at Mayfield Elementary School (Madison County), was chosen as KEA’s president-elect, and Lisa Petrey-Kirk was elected vice president-elect. Winkler and Petry-Kirk will assume their new positions on June 15, each serving three-year terms. Winkler said [...]
KSBA Board of Directors gets three new regional chairpersons; four members join state association board
As a result of elections at this year’s Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) fall regional meetings, two local board members will complete unexpired terms and four new regional directors have begun their terms on the association’s board of directors. At the six regions’ elections this year, participating board members elected included: Gene Allen (East Bernstadt Independent) as the new regional [...]