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102 Fayette County graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy

The Fayette County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate functional language skills in English and another language. Honorees awarded this distinction during the 2019-2020 academic year include 102 graduates earning distinction in French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lingala, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.

Fayette County students receive National Beta Club virtual conference awards

Two students from Bryan Station High School (Fayette County) earned recognition for their Spanish skills during the 2020 National Beta Club Convention. James Grant placed ninth in the sophomore division and Victoria Lowe finished eighth in the junior division.

Kentucky principals’ council weighs in on COVID-19 reopening guidance

Since the Kentucky Department of Education’s Principal Advisory Council last convened on April 22, the department has released several guidance documents – including the flagship Healthy at School document that was released in conjunction with the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Lafayette High School teacher named Japanese Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Association of Japanese Language Teachers selected Mariko Barnes of Lafayette High School (Fayette County) as the state’s Japanese Teacher of the Year.

4-Reading Out Loud connects children with diverse children’s books

Fayette County Public Schools is launching 4-Reading Out Loud, a new literacy initiative spotlighting African-American authors who write books with children of color as the main character.

24 Kentucky Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named for 2021

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2021 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2021 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award which will be announced in October.

Kentucky’s NTI student participation rates show engagement during pandemic

Kentucky school districts saw an average student participation rate of 92% in the first week of using non-traditional instruction (NTI) after school buildings were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and an average of 91% in the last week that all 172 districts were using NTI.

High School Speech League State Tournament names winners

The Kentucky High School Speech League (KHSSL) State Tournament celebrated its 100 year of state competitions with students from throughout the state competing virtually in 14 speech events. The first KHSSL statewide debate was held in 1921 with speech events added the next year.

Fayette becomes first Ky. district to receive Green Ribbon Schools award

The Fayette County schools have received a 2020 District Sustainability Award as part of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. The...

Eleven alternative programs in Kentucky recognized for exemplary work

In an effort to recognize the work of educators and programs that serve students with a variety of learning needs, the Kentucky Department of Education has named 11 Alternative Programs of Distinction.