“Look for the helpers,” is sound advice we have come to rely on in the aftermath of tragedy. The phrase originated from Nancy McFeely Rogers, but her words were later popularized by her son, Fred Rogers, in his book, “Mister Rogers Talks with Parents.”
Commissioner Jason E. Glass visits Jenkins Independent, Knott County and Letcher County schools following catastrophic floods
Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass and Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) Chair Lu S. Young were joined this week by two officials from the U.S. Department of Education on a two-day visit to seven eastern Kentucky school districts impacted by the July 2022 flooding.
The foundation for great teamwork in eastern Kentucky following the catastrophic flooding – and what I feel is at the heart of every successful team – is open lines of communication.
To continue addressing the real-time needs of school districts affected by the recent flooding, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass held a virtual huddle with superintendents on Aug. 18 to hear where the communities stand in their rebuilding efforts.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. announced July 18 the selection of 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2023 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards.
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.
Tyler Watts uses Post-it Notes to create colorful pop-culture pictures for the holidays. He has made them around Kentucky and gotten national media attention.
Kentucky students were rewarded for their talents in history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) 2011 Kentucky History Day (KHD) recently in Frankfort. KHD is part of the National History Day program, which is an annual, year-long program designed to promote teaching and learning history in America’s schools. Students analyze the historical significance of their topics and present conclusions [...]
Effort boosts mathematics skills, discipline through piano lessons From KSBA A musical link between mathematics skills and overall student performance in the Letcher County school district has been selected for the Kentucky School Boards Association’s (KSBA) highest academic honor, the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award. In the first 18 months of the piano program at its seven elementary [...]
Teachers from across the state are spending this year transforming Kentucky’s new Core Academic Standards into usable learning targets – and developing the best ways to teach them. Rebecca Potter, an 18-year veteran who teaches senior English and newspaper journalism at Letcher County Central High School, said integrating both content and technique can only benefit teachers.