To support STEM education, the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program will award up to $1,000 to 12 schools in 12 states and territories to support STEM-related programming, projects, equipment, curriculum and other endeavors. The application period is open until March 15, and scholarship applications are welcome from pre-K – 12th grade.
During the 2015-2016 school year, Burden was a student who participated in the district’s Functional Mental Disabilities special education unit. The following school year he took on custodial work within the district as a part of his cooperative education program.
Judy Edens, also known as Mrs. Judy, is the lead custodian and has been a part of Breckinridge Elementary for the past 17 years. On Feb. 9, she was honored with the 2023-2024 Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional (KESSP) Award.
Shane Baker, a 3rd-grade teacher at Jennings Creek Elementary School (Warren County), was celebrated on Oct. 26 as the latest Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
Kevin Dailey, a middle school social studies teacher at Ballyshannon Middle School in Boone County, has been named the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. "I am really blessed and honored to be able to represent 40,000 plus teachers in Kentucky," Dailey said. "This day is about all of our kids and all of our families. This day is about Kentucky."
Gov. Andy Beshear’s Office, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, has opened the nomination window for the 2023-2024 Kentucky Education Support Staff Professional Award.
“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.”
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) was joined by the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) during the counselors’ June 2 meeting to discuss the students’ advocacy work around mental health.
Students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council joined Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Gov. Andy Beshear on May 12 at the Kentucky State Capitol for the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 44, which allows local school districts’ attendance policies to include provisions for a student’s mental health or behavioral health status.
Our public schools are shaping the lives of our kids and the future of our commonwealth, and the teachers and school administrators in these schools step-up for Kentuckians daily.