Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Barren County senior finds his purpose through world languages

Cody Smith may be graduating from Barren County High School this year, but if everything goes according to plan, he'll be back in Kentucky public schools soon.

Liberty Elementary teacher finalist for international award

Lucia Fraile, the 3rd-grade dual language immersion teacher at Liberty Elementary (Fayette County), is one of three finalists for the 2021 Teacher of the Year Award presented by the Education Office of Spain to the United States and Canada.

102 Fayette County graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy

The Fayette County Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who demonstrate functional language skills in English and another language. Honorees awarded this distinction during the 2019-2020 academic year include 102 graduates earning distinction in French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Lingala, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Swedish.

KWLA names Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding New Teacher

Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School (Jefferson County), is the 2019 recipient of the Kentucky World Language Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.

Growing teacher shortages will affect Kentucky students

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

Breaking a language barrier

A Jessamine County High School offered American Sign Language courses for the first time this year that could be used to fulfill a world language requirement.

Teachers of the Year make the most of creativity

Melanie Callahan was named the 2020 Elementary School Teacher of the Year and Matt Kaufmann was named the 2020 High School Teacher of the Year

Embassy of Spain names Maxwell Elementary the 2018-2019 School of the...

Students at Maxwell Elementary, Kentucky’s oldest immersion program, learn global competency along with their regular classes.

Creating long-lasting international partnerships in Kentucky schools

Global teachers create global students. Traveling the world with your students may sound like a huge step to take, but in fact, it is manageable for every teacher willing to give it a try.

KWLA 2019 State Showcase set for March 2

On March 2, several hundred world language students will gather at the new Cathy and Don Jacobs Building at the University of Kentucky for the Kentucky World Language Association’s 2019 State Showcase and Competition.