Kentucky Tag

The average adult in the United States reads a few thousand words every day—encompassing everything from street signs to text messages to news headlines. But those thousands of words amount to nothing without comprehension and critical reading skills, which enable us make sense of the...

Whether it’s through assessment practices that ensure your students are on track, or creative lessons to make sure they have 21st century skills, as educators, we know you’re always thinking about prepping your students for the world that awaits them after graduation. Check out the two pieces...

I started teaching English 2 while I was a student teacher and have continued all five years of my career. It’s my favorite course to teach – in part because I have the opportunity to expose my students to challenging texts both about current events...

The Courier-Journal This month, students across Kentucky are taking their annual KPREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) assessments. Sarah Yost, an eighth grade English language arts teacher, writes about why the assessments are so important, “The word ‘assess’ comes from a Latin word that means...

Perhaps nothing has become more politicized, polarizing, and dividing in education currently than the Common Core State Standards. From heated discussions about a state’s right to choose curriculum, to bad worksheets from terrible websites, social media is constantly abuzz with pictures, stories, and articles all...

Lexington Herald-Leader The Kentucky Senate passed a bill last week that could mean wide-ranging education reforms for every school, depending on what happens in the House chamber. As the process moves forward, more teachers are calling for legislators to include them in discussions about future changes...

Bowling Green Daily News Education reform is a top priority for leaders of the Kentucky General Assembly this year. Lindsey Houchin and Stephanie Helton, two local teachers from the Bowling Green area, weigh in on the potential changes to the state’s standards after attending a recent committee...

Louisville Courier-Journal Heather Morgan, a former military intelligence officer turned educator, explains that her experience in the Army reinforced an appreciation for high, comparable standards in the classroom. “In the same way I relied on tough, up-to-date standards in managing Army warrior training, I now rely on...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce A new video series by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Achieving Tomorrow campaign underscores the value of high, comparable education standards. “Teachers really push you to get your work at the distinguished level,” says Ryshawn Cliff, a student at Glenn O. Swing...