Lewis challenges Kentuckians to shift dialogue to career preparedness

Kentucky Department of Education Interim Commissioner Wayne D. Lewis called upon state educators, parents and Kentucky businesses to help students across the Commonwealth prepare for thousands of profitable careers that are open to highly skilled, educated graduates.

By |2018-08-29T09:54:03-04:00August 29, 2018|

Understanding ecosystems through aquaponics

By making connections between ecosystems and conservation through the construction of a recycled bottle ecosystem, preschoolers discover the intricacies of living things in a hands-on way that allows them to direct their own learning.

By |2016-05-19T15:24:11-04:00May 26, 2016|

Superintendent Spotlight: Kathy Burkhardt, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent

Kathy Burkhardt The Erlanger-Elsmere Independent school district is very diverse with an extremely dedicated board of education and wonderful teachers, staff members, parents and community members who partner closely together to meet the needs of all students. Erlanger-Elsmere Independent collaborates within the district and with many community partners to embrace and attend to the individual needs of students [...]

By |2016-04-14T09:25:33-04:00April 14, 2016|

Superintendent Spotlight: Sherry Horsley, Greenup County

Sherry Horsley The Greenup County school district, led by second-year Superintendent Sherry Horsley, is focused on college- and career-readiness for every student. The district’s strategic plan, approved in 2015, is the road map to student success. Goals and objectives outlined under each of the six foundational elements for academic success are the basis for progress and performance. The [...]

By |2016-02-12T16:27:48-05:00February 25, 2016|

New toolbox aims to help school leaders build early childhood support

Recent kindergarten readiness results show that only half of Kentucky’s children arrived at school ready to do kindergarten work this year. In response, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood have released a new tool called the “Superintendent Toolbox” to help superintendents improve kindergarten readiness in their communities.

By |2018-07-26T10:14:09-04:00August 18, 2015|

Education secretary praises Kentucky progress

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Louisville Mayor Grag Fischer and Commissioner Terry Holliday sit in on Brent Peter’s Food Lit class at Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County).Photo by Amy Wallot, April 23, 2015 During a trip to Louisville this week, United States Education Secretary Arne Duncan saw firsthand, some of the progress Kentucky has made in [...]

By |2015-04-24T12:07:15-04:00April 24, 2015|
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