Collaborating outside her comfort zone

A Hart County library media specialist was attracted to the idea of collaborating outside her school, but she wasn’t interested in taking the easy way out.

By |2018-08-23T15:10:21-04:00April 26, 2016|

Video contest offers chance to meet ex-NBA star

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky invites teachers to share video examples of creative and innovative learning so it can recognize best practices and share the examples with others across the state and nation. The Fund will accept video submissions on an ongoing basis to build its bank of video examples in its Teacher Portal. To launch the search, [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:52:01-04:00January 28, 2016|

Educational documentary screening scheduled

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky is sponsoring a screening of the film “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary about the impact of innovation on the economy and the consequences for the country if the education system fails to keep pace. The screening will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at the Lexington Public Library Central Library. A discussion will [...]

By |2015-08-05T15:30:08-04:00August 6, 2015|

Common Assignment, uncommon results

Teachers in Kentucky and Colorado are collaborating on a study to improve teacher’s instructional practices and increase the number of students who master the skills called for in their state’s academic standards.

By |2020-09-08T12:06:58-04:00April 28, 2015|

Kentucky Rising initiative aims for a stronger workforce

Terry Holliday “Kentucky’s first settlers brought with them a dedication to democracy and a sense of limitless hope about the future. They were determined to participate in world progress in science, education, and manufacturing. The early years of statehood were an era of great optimism and progress and the eyes of the nation often focused on Kentucky. … [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:24:48-05:00December 9, 2014|

Partnerships are critical

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday I want to give a “shout out” to one of our university partners. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of K-12 and higher education educators at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Education P20 Innovation Lab meeting. UK College of Education Dean Mary John O’Hair started the P20 Innovation [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:39:37-05:00August 14, 2014|

Statewide effective teaching events planned

Teachers from across the Commonwealth are partnering with The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) to inspire and celebrate talented and dedicated educators at their upcoming Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2 KY) convenings. The idea of ECET2 was borne out of a desire of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide a forum for [...]

By |2014-07-30T12:02:09-04:00July 31, 2014|

Board sets course for students’ global competency

Division Director Karen Kidwell and Associate Commissioner Amanda Ellis speak to the Kentucky Board of Education about the World Language Program Review.Photo by Amy Wallot, June 4, 2014 At its meeting yesterday, the Kentucky Board of Education voted to move ahead with implementation of the World Language Program Review at the high school level in the 2014-15, with [...]

By |2014-06-05T10:37:07-04:00June 5, 2014|

Innovation Fund grants available

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) is helping educators, administrators and other leaders understand and create a culture of innovation across the Commonwealth. Their efforts include training, consulting and other supports; however, the main component of this initiative is the Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund will support grants to teachers, school leaders, and administrators to encourage the [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:05:19-04:00May 15, 2014|

The Fund for Transforming Education makes grant money available to Kentucky educators

The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky (The Fund) has announced the Innovation Fund that will provide grants to teachers, administrators and others to encourage innovation in education.Photo by Amy Wallot, Dec. 20, 2013 The Fund for Transforming Education in Kentucky has announced a new initiative to help Kentucky educators create a culture of innovation in the Commonwealth. The [...]

By |2014-04-23T15:23:01-04:00April 24, 2014|
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