family engagement

Becoming a certified Family Friendly School

As a principal who grounds her work in leading a school that is a model of inclusivity, I know that optimal student success in achievement, engagement and sense of belonging occurs when there is a strong partnership between home and school.

By |2022-07-25T14:57:14-04:00July 25, 2022|

New approaches to community math nights: Overcoming obstacles to engage families

A Kentucky Family Math Night (KFMN) is an extracurricular family engagement event that brings together educators, students, their family members and other caring adults to learn about, talk about and have fun with math; reinforce positive math mindsets; help family members participate in their child's learning; and build a sense of community and partnership around math learning.

By |2022-02-04T18:55:34-05:00February 4, 2022|

Now is the time to work together to create a new future in education

It’s been a little over a year now since I joined the Kentucky Department of Education as its commissioner. During that time, my focus has been on listening to the people of my home state telling us what is working in education in the Commonwealth and where we need to improve.

By |2021-11-22T14:29:04-05:00December 1, 2021|

Four Kentucky schools get award for healthy family engagement

Four Kentucky public schools, already among the state’s 45 winners of the America’s Healthiest Schools designation by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, have won the additional honor of the first-ever Family Engagement Distinction presented by Kohl’s Healthy at Home.

By |2021-01-29T12:49:21-05:00January 28, 2021|
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