Stuart Middle School (Jefferson County) created a mentor program to help first-year teachers become successful in the classroom. The program, now in its fourth year, was recognized as a Best Practice at the recent Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington.
Making differentiated instruction work is critical to student success, teachers agree.
At its study session on Monday and regular meeting on Tuesday, the Kentucky Board of Education heard several presentations and took action on a number of items.
The implementation of 2009’s Senate Bill 1, the work of which is now called Unbridled Learning, is becoming a reality. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As is the case when undertaking major change or a series of changes, day-to-day challenges and pressures can become our focus and the larger picture or goals can become less clear. That is [...]
Ten Kentucky schools were recognized for the working conditions, safety and student achievement in their buildings at the 17th Annual Safe Schools, Successful Students Conference in Louisville this week.
Kentucky teachers’ and principals’ participation in the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey set a record for first-time response rates on similar surveys in other states.
“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun Cultural historian Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Despite the many laudatory quotes and uplifting essays about the teaching profession, some might say teachers don’t seem to get the respect they deserve. Many of you would probably say you’re overworked, underpaid and definitely [...]
Kentucky schools and educators earned cash prizes recently for their participation in the fourth and final week of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Kentucky survey. The winners are: School: Horizons Academy, Nelson County school district Educator: Prichard Elementary, Carter County school district School districts with 50 percent or higher participation: Boyd County (87.87 percent) and Erlanger-Elsmere Independent (91.16 [...]