Proposed social studies standards teach civic responsibility

Tiffany Gruen By Tiffany Gruen Tiffany.Gruen@covington.kyschools.us On my 18th birthday, I awoke to find a paper taped to my bedroom door. Thinking it might be a sweet birthday note from my parents, I skipped from my bed toward the door and stared. The plain piece of white paper with small lettering read Voter Registration Form. At the bottom [...]

By |2014-10-20T16:19:02-04:00October 21, 2014|

Moving in the right direction

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The Kentucky Department of Education just released the third year of results under the Unbridled Learning College/Career-Readiness for All accountability model, and while we still have much work to do, the data show we are moving in the right direction and there is much reason to celebrate. The eyes of the nation have been [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:30:16-05:00October 7, 2014|

Conference for speech and debate educators set

The fourth annual SPEAK (the Speech Professional Education Alliance of Kentucky) conference for middle and high school speech and debate educators will be held Sept. 26 at the University of Kentucky. Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame coach Mark Etherton will speak on Kentucky Speech and Debate, Past and Future, which will lead into a conference-wide roundtable discussion about [...]

By |2014-09-03T16:28:28-04:00September 4, 2014|

Public comment sought on Kentucky Core Academic Standards

Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday announces the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge in August 2014 during a press conference at Woodford County High School.Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 25, 2014 On Monday the Kentucky Department of Education, in cooperation with education advocacy groups across the state, kicked off the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge, a process for collecting [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:27:36-04:00August 26, 2014|

Upcoming school year shaping up to be a busy one with educator effectiveness, new science standards and more

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday The 2014-15 school year is upon us, and it’s going to be an exciting and busy school year for Kentucky public school students, educators and parents. Many new and continuing initiatives will require the time and attention of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), school districts, schools and educators. All of these efforts support [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:40:10-05:00August 5, 2014|

Kentucky State Fair Education Program offers “ultimate field trip”

The Kentucky State Fair, August 14-24, has a great way for you and your students to kick-off the 2014-15 school year. The KSF Education Program is presenting the following thematic exhibitions: Kentucky Pioneer Homestead, War of 1812 Bicentennial and Civil War Sesquicentennial and the return of Discovery Farm sponsored by Kentucky Pork Producers. A full schedule of activities, student worksheets [...]

By |2014-07-22T08:51:30-04:00July 24, 2014|

Make It Real

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday While most of the country seems embroiled in a political fight around Common Core State Standards and their implementation, too many of our students are graduating from high school unprepared for the current workforce. An upcoming special report, No College = Low Wages, from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) brings [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:42:09-05:00July 22, 2014|

KDE seeks social studies experts to assist drafting new standards

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) extends an invitation to social studies experts across the state to provide support in drafting the new Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Social Studies. Plans for standards development call for a draft to be presented to the Kentucky Board of Education in the fall of 2014. At this time, KDE anticipates the need for [...]

By |2014-04-22T14:06:38-04:00April 24, 2014|
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