Wilcox shapes role of Kentucky school security marshal amid COVID-19

Kentucky’s first state school security marshal, Ben Wilcox, was preparing for an initial round of school safety inspections when COVID-19 closed schools statewide. But he and his subordinates are moving forward with required risk assessments, working with school administrators to get in compliance with state standards.

By |2021-02-22T15:40:37-05:00October 19, 2020|

24 educators chosen for Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2018 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2018 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in May. The programs have recognized more than 500 teachers and awarded $750,000 since 1988. The [...]

By |2017-04-06T13:09:36-04:00April 6, 2017|

Study Buddy sessions make classrooms without borders possible

Through a collaborative effort between schools in western Kentucky and Grace English School in Guatemala, several hundred Kentucky students are learning about Spanish language and culture, while more than 100 Guatemalan students are learning both written and spoken English.

By |2019-12-11T15:30:12-05:00November 3, 2016|

Kentucky’s healthiest schools honored

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s National Healthy Schools Award is an honor given to showcase and acknowledge schools that have implemented changes to create healthier school environments.

By |2018-10-18T10:47:16-04:00October 27, 2016|

16 schools receive National Healthy Schools Award

Sixteen Kentucky schools have been named winners of the National Healthy Schools Award by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The awards were announced recently by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation whose goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower children to [...]

By |2016-09-14T15:28:53-04:00September 15, 2016|

Superintendents’ Spotlight: Russ Tilford, Lyon County

Russ Tilford The Lyon County school district is proud to be a Distinguished Kentucky district, ranking in the top 20 among all districts. As a small district of 900 students in three schools, Lyon County is excited to have one Proficient school and two Distinguished schools. The district recognizes that student success extends beyond accountability and strives to [...]

By |2015-10-30T15:38:10-04:00November 5, 2015|
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