Thursday, December 12, 2019
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24 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award winners named

The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2020 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards.

Digging deeper to unearth gifted students

A program that has helped identify and serve gifted students in underserved populations at some Jefferson County schools could have implications across the state.

Jefferson counselors find ways to reach students during lunch

Seneca High School (Jefferson County) counselors advocated for more lunch duty last school year, but there was a catch. Instead of standing in one corner, the counselors wanted to have a full table that was accessible to every student, every day, in every lunch.

Students selected for Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council

Thirteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis.

Kentucky Elementary Teacher of the Year joins KDE

Nyree Clayton-Taylor is expanding her perspective during a one-semester sabbatical with the Kentucky Department of Education.

Commissioner extends deadline for JCPS to fill special education position

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis has extended the deadline for Jefferson County Public Schools to hire a chief for exceptional child education services.

Advanced learning at the water’s edge

A Jefferson County teacher gives her students a close look at the results of human interactions with ecosystems in an advanced ecology class that places an emphasis on field study.

New leadership named in language-specific professional organizations

During the Kentucky World Language Association’s annual conference in September, new leadership was elected in five of the six different language-specific state professional organizations.

Work group to consider changes to growth indicator in accountability system

Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis has called for the creation of a group of key stakeholders from across the Commonwealth to review the state’s current growth calculation methodology and make recommendations for how to improve it before the release of school accountability data next fall.

Showing off the Navy’s toys

Students at the Academy @ Shawnee were given the chance to talk to United States Navy pilots, air crewmen and explosives disposal teams when they visited the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at the school for part of Navy Week.