Education Leaders Meet to Discuss Preschool Initiatives

Some education and business leaders gathered today in Louisville to discuss ways to improve early childhood education in Kentucky. Robert Sexton is the Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. He says even in tight budgetary times, the General Assembly would be well-advised to increase spending on preschool programs throughout the state. “Preschool… Continue reading Education Leaders Meet to Discuss Preschool Initiatives

Lexington Educator is Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

The Kentucky Teacher of the Year has been honored in ceremonies in the rotunda of the State Capitol. This year’s Kentucky Teacher of the Year is Karen Gill of Henry Clay High School in Lexington. She received a check for 10-thousand dollars from Ashland Inc., and a decorative cut glass bowl. “It’s a wonderful honor… Continue reading Lexington Educator is Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

Science Center Gives Out Virtual Science Challenge Awards

The Louisville Science Center handed out awards today for its first AT&T Virtual Science Challenge. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The contest asked elementary and middle-school students from across Kentucky to answer a scientific question and make their stories into videos. The event, which the center will launch again early next year, aims to foster… Continue reading Science Center Gives Out Virtual Science Challenge Awards

What Can Happen When Every 1 Reads

Since 2003, a literacy program called Every 1 Reads has been working to get thousands of low-achieving students in Jefferson County reading at grade level. But last week, a state-wide test showed a drop in reading scores in the district. So, is the program working? WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Lue Peabody is baffled.  Perplexed?  Puzzled? … Continue reading What Can Happen When Every 1 Reads