The Kentucky Department of Education Chief Academic Officer Micki Ray testified during the House Education Committee on Jan. 23 in support of House Bill 162, the Kentucky Numeracy Counts Act, which would provide additional supports in mathematics beginning with the 2025-2026 school year.
Angela Dilts-Pollock values not only educating her students, but also helping them to grow into who they are and who they will become. “It’s my job to help students discover who they are and how to be the best version of themselves,” said Pollock. “Teaching of content comes after, when students feel safe in my classroom and that I care about them as humans.”
Erin Chavez has been a part of the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) since 2016. She is a program academic consultant for the Office of Teaching and Learning’s Division of Program Standards, and the Mathematics Achievement Fund grant coordinator.
Rebecca Brewer has always had a passion for learning, creativity and helping others. This is why she fell in love with education and decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a certification in learning/behavior disorders at Bellarmine University. She also earned a master’s degree as a literary specialist.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is providing two out-of-school programs in Jefferson and Fayette counties with $500,000 each in federal funds this summer.
Kentucky teachers Kaysin Higgins and David McDowell win prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Two Kentucky teachers won the prestigious 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest distinction for teaching in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computer science.
A Kentucky Family Math Night (KFMN) is an extracurricular family engagement event that brings together educators, students, their family members and other caring adults to learn about, talk about and have fun with math; reinforce positive math mindsets; help family members participate in their child's learning; and build a sense of community and partnership around math learning.
The Kentucky Department of Education has launched its Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, along with a series of Summer Support webpages, in partnership with The Children’s Reading Foundation, Scholastic and the Summer Food Service Program.
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.
Laura Cole, a mathematics teacher in Kenton County who was the recipient of a Milken Educator Award, chose teaching over accounting and has impacted both students and fellow teachers.