The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky is sponsoring a screening of the film “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary about the impact of innovation on the economy and the consequences for the country if the education system fails to keep pace. The screening will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at the Lexington Public Library Central Library. A discussion will [...]
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.
Education Commissioner Terry Holliday I want to give a “shout out” to one of our university partners. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of K-12 and higher education educators at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Education P20 Innovation Lab meeting. UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair started the P20 Innovation [...]
The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) is helping educators, administrators and other leaders understand and create a culture of innovation across the Commonwealth. Their efforts include training, consulting and other supports; however, the main component of this initiative is the Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund will support grants to teachers, school leaders, and administrators to encourage the [...]
The Innovations for Learning (IFL) Conference 2014, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Education, the Fayette County Schools and the Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative, is looking for innovative teachers and educational professionals who love learning to present at this year’s Innovations for Learning Conference, which will be held on September 13, 2014 at Bryan Station High School in [...]
Several business, government and education leaders announced this week the launch of a new non-profit organization that will encourage and support innovative new approaches in Kentucky classrooms. The announcement came at a news conference at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Frankfort. The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) will start off by partnering with the Kentucky [...]
The next Education Matters, “Innovations In Student-Directed Learning,” explores how Kentucky schools are using innovative strategies to put technology into the hands of students, give students more control over their education, and encourage teachers to become learners themselves. The program, hosted by Bill Goodman, airs Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. ET on KET. The program visits Eminence Independent Schools [...]
The National Center for Innovation in Education is being established at the University of Kentucky College of Education with funding from two of the country's leading foundations -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday on Wednesday filed the Articles of Incorporation for the Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
School innovation will be the focus of a special summit planned for Louisville later this month. The Kentucky Department of Education and the eight regional education cooperatives – led by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative – have scheduled a two-day discussion of ways to champion innovation, efficiency and creativity in the state’s public education system. “Kentucky Leads the Nation – [...]