Camp Curiosity is offered to all English language learners in Owensboro in the summer. It has found new light in recent years with the help of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.
The U.S. Senate Youth Program has truly been one of the most, if not the most, amazing experiences of my life. I can already begin to see its effect in propelling me toward my dreams.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) has announced the list of 32 schools that will receive mini-grants to help defray expenses as they represent the Commonwealth at the 2022-2023 CTE Showcase at the Capitol on Feb. 21 and the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) Annual Conference on Feb. 24.
David Daniel, a junior at Owensboro High School (Owensboro Independent), and Heng Yang, a senior at Conner High School (Boone County), were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the national 104-student delegation of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Daniel and Yang will also each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study from The Hearst Foundations.
With Charlotte Buskill's mother, grandmother and two sisters all educators, she felt she was destined to join the “family business.” “My whole younger childhood was filled with the love of being in a school building,” she said. Now in her sixth year as an educator, Buskill has been at Newton Parrish Elementary School (Owensboro Independent) since 2016. Her ability to ensure the success of every student was recognized by the Milken Family Foundation, which honored her as a Milken Educator Award winner in a surprise ceremony on Nov. 10 at the school.
Charlotte Buskill, a 3rd-grade teacher at Newton Parrish Elementary School (Owensboro Independent), was celebrated on Nov. 10 as the latest Kentucky educator to receive the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.
GoTeachKY announced the 18 teacher ambassadors for 2023 on Oct. 10.
To combat the state-wide teacher shortage, Kentucky counties have started Grow-Your -Own teacher programs that recruit and train individuals looking to become teacher certified who are already connected to Kentucky schools and communities.
Thirty districts have been selected to participate in this year’s Summer Boost: Reading and Mathematics Program, a partnership between the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), the Summer Food Service Program and the Children’s Reading Foundation.
One of the best predictors of student success is the extent to which families are encouraging learning at home, Kathy Burkhardt, senior director of the Learning Grove and former superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent, told the Superintendents Advisory Council during a Nov. 17 meeting.