Sara Heather Peyton, a history teacher at Rowan County High School and a 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Award winner, has spent 13 years in the classroom. She started her career at Leestown Middle (Fayette County) in 1998, but after three years teaching, she spent the next decade at home with her family.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE's) Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE) hosted a showcase of 13 different career and technical education (CTE) pathways on Feb. 7 to celebrate CTE Month.
Michael Rowe began working in education 25 years ago. He now has experience as a principal in different schools, along with experience as superintendent of Lincoln County Schools in central Kentucky. He also holds advanced degrees in education, including a master's degree from Morehead State University.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced the selection of 22 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2024 Kentucky Teacher Achievement Awards on July 5. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2024 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.
Twenty-five public high school students have been named as new members of the 2023-2024 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced on May 22.
Back in December, I wrote a column about what I considered to be deeper learning, a topic that you probably hear educators discuss a lot these days. While we have avoided laying out an official definition from the Kentucky Department of Education so that those learning and working in our schools can help determine what it means, we do know that deeper learning can take several forms.
‘We’re all in’: How schools across Kentucky are using project-based learning to transform classroom experiences
Thanks to $7 million in financial support from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Kentucky Department of Education has a multi-year partnership with PBLWorks to scale high-quality PBL to one-third of Kentucky’s public schools by 2024.
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.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recognized nine schools and three school districts for best practices during the 2022 Continuous Improvement Summit, held at the Central Bank Center in Lexington on Sept. 26-27. More than 800 educators from across the Commonwealth attended the summit.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting nominations of outstanding educational support staff for the national 2023 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award.