When students meet each other for the first time at the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and ask where they’re from, they turn their hands sideways and curl in their thumb, creating a rough shape of the state. “If you were from Centre College, you'd be in the middle,” explained Marshall County native Sarah Umbarger, pointing to her palm. “Or if you're from Lexington, maybe a little over here, and it's just where you are on the map, and it helps just like visualize like where people are at in Kentucky.”
Woodford County and Berea Independent high school students are changing the landscape of accessibility
Planners for the event invited two schools – Woodford County High School and Berea Community High School – to design a new work cell with Parker Hannifin that will better serve employees with disabilities.
Kentucky's public schools are increasingly shifting their focus to more practical learning experiences, engaging students in deeper lesson plans that build off prior knowledge and help students apply what they learn to real-world challenges.
Kentucky school districts, Fortune 250 employer celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is observed in October, celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.
I had the privilege in September of presiding over my first in-person Kentucky Teacher of the Year ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. There are two parts of my job that I find the most enjoyable. The first is when I get to visit classrooms and see our students deeply involved in learning.
Mandy Perez, a 6th-grade English and language arts teacher at Crittenden County Middle School, reacts in surprise as she is named the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year at an in-person ceremony on Sept. 20 at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda. She also was named the Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year.Photo by Jacob Perkins, Sept. 20, 2022 [...]
2023 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year carries lessons learned from her middle school teacher
Sitting in the third row of Pam Harper's 8th-grade social studies class at Pendleton County Middle School in 1991 shortly after the launch of Operation Desert Storm, Amber Sergent uncovered a desire to learn about America's past while also being mindful of the world of today. A class that had focused on U.S. history from the American colonies through the Civil War suddenly added an element of current events.
Eleven outstanding teachers from across the state are semifinalists for the 2023 Kentucky Teacher of the Year award, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and Valvoline Inc. announced Aug. 1.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. announced July 18 the selection of 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2023 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards.
The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2022 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in September.