What's Happening in Kentucky Schools

McLean Co. Public Schools Named Seizure Smart

McLean County Public Schools have become the first district in the commonwealth to be designated a Seizure Smart School District by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana.

A district reaches this status when all students and teachers in each school have received seizure training, and all the students in the school that have epilepsy have seizure action plans, according to David Pettit, western Kentucky education coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana.

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Reading Priority Gets Results

Perryville Elementary Students Reading

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Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winners

24 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Award Winners Named

(FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2020 Valvoline™ Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2020 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in May.

"Valvoline is pleased to once again honor and recognize 24 of Kentucky’s most outstanding teachers. These individuals play a critical role in preparing students for life after high school graduation, whether that be in college or the workforce,” said Daryl Love, Valvoline’s manager of community relations.

The 24 winning teachers are:



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Congrats! KASC Member National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to KASC member schools for recognition as a
National Blue Ribbon School

Huntertown Elementary in Woodford County is one of five public schools in Kentucky recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. The Title 1 school serves a population where almost 50 percent of students qualify for free and reduced-price meals, a number that has almost doubled in the past eight years.

The U.S. Department of Education awards the Blue Ribbon honor based on student achievement and other research-based indicators of quality. The other schools recognized this year include Oak Hill Elementary (Pulaski County), Paintsville Elementary (Paintsville Independent), Spottsville Elementary (Henderson County), and Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary (Laurel County).


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