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Gone are the days when rote memorization of names and dates ruled the history classroom. Now, students are asked to consider multiple perspectives, are challenged to hone their historical thinking skills and are provided with opportunities to get up close and personal with primary source documents using 21st-century technology.
The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is continuing its work remotely by helping educators utilize its digital education resources for online classrooms and non-traditional instruction.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Alvis Johnson, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, was the first in his family to graduate high school and the first to go to college. He spent 28 years in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator.
Thousands of teaching positions in Kentucky schools remain unfilled as the start of a new school year approaches, and the Kentucky Department of Education is working to address the shortage through high school career pathways, college recruitment and alternative certifications
The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on draft assessment blueprints for reading/writing, mathematics and social studies.
The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee approved new social studies standards during its May 14 meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort and will tentatively go into law July 5.
Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.
KDE’s Social Studies Advisory Panel met this week to consider a charge from the Kentucky Board of Education to address concerns about specificity that emerged from feedback on the standards.
KDE officials assured the Interim Joint Committee on Education that feedback from a wide variety of sources is being considered as part of the process of revising Kentucky’s Academic Standards for Social Studies.