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2017 Kentucky Winner’s Circle schools recognized

The Kentucky Department of Education recognized 10 Kentucky public schools on Sept. 18 for outstanding teaching and learning conditions. These Winners’ Circle schools were recognized for their effective teaching and school leadership practices and will be shared as models of best practices across the state.

By |2020-08-25T10:24:18-04:00September 18, 2017|

Owensboro teacher honored by Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts

Lauren Coomes, a 3rd- and 4th-grade teacher at Estes Elementary School (Owensboro Independent), has been named the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ (KACD) Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes the outstanding conservation education efforts of Kentucky’s teachers and conservation districts. “I was shocked.  It’s an incredible experience to win an award for something that I love to do.  I’m [...]

By |2017-07-20T09:19:14-04:00July 20, 2017|

Schedule the VSA Student Traveling Exhibition now

The 2017 VSA Kentucky Student Traveling Exhibition, “A Matter of Perspective” – which showcases original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities from schools throughout Kentucky – is now traveling to schools and other community venues throughout the Commonwealth.

By |2021-10-18T09:22:52-04:00March 2, 2017|

Catching lightning in the classroom

By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov Wearing a crown and carrying a staff, both made of black construction paper, 4th-grade student James Smith brought Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, to life for his classmates. The skit was part of a presentation in Lauren Coomes’ 4th-grade class at Estes Elementary School (Owensboro Independent). Her students were reading The Lightning Thief, the [...]

By |2015-03-03T09:52:38-05:00March 5, 2015|

Superintendents’ Spotlight: Nick Brake, Owensboro Independent

Nick Brake In his second year as superintendent, Nick Brake has introduced a new motto celebrating Owensboro Public Schools’ history, while taking the district into a new model of education. Tradition, innovation and excellence are the words that best describe the new era of Owensboro Public Schools. With innovation in mind, the Owensboro Public School (OPS) District has launched [...]

By |2014-12-18T09:50:44-05:00September 25, 2014|

Districts of Innovation superintendents excited about future

Recently, three Kentucky public school districts were named Districts of Innovation – Owensboro Independent, Trigg County and Owsley County. Certain administrative regulations and statutory provisions won’t apply to these districts now. They also may waive local board policy to improve student learning and educational performance practices. All three superintendents of these districts said leadership will be heavily impacted by the designation. [...]

By |2014-02-21T09:12:03-05:00February 20, 2014|
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