Jefferson County Public Schools

‘We’re all in’: How schools across Kentucky are using project-based learning to transform classroom experiences

Thanks to $7 million in financial support from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Kentucky Department of Education has a multi-year partnership with PBLWorks to scale high-quality PBL to one-third of Kentucky’s public schools by 2024.

By |2023-02-17T10:35:45-05:00February 3, 2023|

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 |2022-10-04T12:14:08-04:00July 25, 2022|

Kentucky Milken Award winner makes school ‘a place kids want to go’

Jessica Goodman thought Farmer Elementary’s (Jefferson County) first school-wide assembly in two years was for special guests to learn and celebrate Farmer’s literacy efforts. Instead, the assembly, which included special guests Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass and Gov. Andy Beshear, was for her. 

By |2022-05-12T11:16:58-04:00May 12, 2022|

Jefferson County’s Jessica Goodman receives $25,000 Milken Award

Jessica Goodman, a kindergarten through 5th grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Farmer Elementary School (Jefferson County), was celebrated on April 22 as the latest Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

By |2022-04-25T12:52:53-04:00April 22, 2022|
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