The Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE) met virtually on March 29 to discuss the progress of Cohorts 1 and 2 of the Local Laboratories of Learning (L3) and welcome the newly formed Cohort 3.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has announced winners of its Education Excellence Awards, a new program that aims to recognize Kentucky teachers, staff and administrators who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to achieve education excellence in 2020 and 2021.
Several common themes and patterns about what changes need to be made in Kentucky’s public education system emerged during the most recent meeting of the Kentucky Coalition for Advancing Education (KCAE). Many coalition members agreed that more Kentucky students will thrive if state assessments look at more than a simple snapshot of a child.
Former Johnson County Superintendent Steve Trimble named newest member of the Kentucky Board of Education
Former Johnson County Superintendent Steve Trimble is ready to begin advocating for all of Kentucky’s children as the newest member of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE).
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced Oct. 26 that 22 teachers from across the Commonwealth have been selected as ambassadors for 2022.
In another significant step forward in his Better Kentucky Plan creating jobs and opportunities in every corner of the commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear announced $75 million has been approved to go to Kentucky school districts to fund renovation projects at Local Area Vocational Education Centers (LAVEC).
The Kentucky Technology Student Association (KYTSA) will start 16 new high school chapters this fall thanks to a generous donation from Stan and Karen Pigman. All 16 schools are in the southeast region of Kentucky and will receive funding to start and maintain an active KYTSA chapter.
There were 120 Kentucky students who attended the Governor’s Schools for Entrepreneurs (GSE) this summer and participated in an opportunity to pitch their business startup ideas at two competitive Demo Days on June 26 and July 24 at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). GSE was split into two sessions that ran from June 6-26 and July 5-24.
Morehead State University’s (MSU’s) Volgenau College of Education announced a new scholarship program, the Appalachian Future Educators (AFE) Scholars Program, for new teacher candidates from Appalachian counties.