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There were 120 Kentucky students who attended the Governor’s Schools for Entrepreneurs (GSE) this summer and participated in an opportunity to pitch their business startup ideas at two competitive Demo Days on June 26 and July 24 at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). GSE was split into two sessions that ran from June 6-26 and July 5-24.
High school and college students from across Kentucky who are looking to pursue careers in education participated in the 2021 Educators Rising National Conference, which was held virtually June 24-27.
Eighteen Kentucky public high school students have been named to the 2021-2022 Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) announced on May 28.
When Byron Darnall graduated from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., he was unsure of what his next step would be – until he had the opportunity to be a long-term substitute teacher at Stuart Middle School in Louisville. That is where Darnall said he found his calling.
Shelley J. (Bushong) Clark was named as winner of the 2020 Award of Merit by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Council for Art Education for her work with youth art education.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebate awards. This rebate allows eligible school districts to reduce the harmful emissions from older, dirtier vehicles and replace them with newer cleaner diesel or alternative fuel buses, which may include propane.
Superintendents of five public school districts shared how they will use new federal ESSER II funding. Returning to in-person classes, administration of statewide assessments and using retired teachers as substitutes also was discussed.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s Teachers Advisory Council provided feedback to Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass on a potential return to in-person instruction in January during its Dec. 10 virtual meeting.
Forty-seven schools have been named Bright Spots in Kentucky Education, recognition for schools in which students performed better than expected on measures of educational achievement.
Jennifer Hoban, a French teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is the 2020 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award on Sept. 19 at the KWLA Fall Virtual Conference.