May 24 2021Last month, following the approval of the American Rescue Plan, I wrote about the need for communities to come to the table to talk about education recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on the use of these funds has been made available, it’s apparent that community, parent, and education stakeholder buy-in isn’t just on my wish list – it’s a requirement.
May 14 2021Last year, all of us experienced a mentally challenging year and are finally feeling some stress relief as vaccines have become more widely available across the state. During a Mental Health America of Kentucky webinar last week, Gov. Andy Beshear noted that $19.5 million in federal funds have been allocated for mental health outside of schools, and more is available for this important cause in the education portion of the American Recovery Plan.
May 13 2021
Through visits and local meetings, first steps taken to create early childhood education ecosystem in Daviess CountyA common phrase is that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It is a phrase that is often repeated in the early childhood education community as parents and educators grapple with the blank slate of possibilities that young children represent for themselves, their families, and their community. Our youngest children are all too eager to take their first steps on to life’s great stage.
May 06 2021The first time I read the National Board’s seminal text, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, I felt seen, heard and valued. The text was written by teachers and for teachers. It makes it clear that our work as teachers and learners is difficult. Not in the way that parents post on social media that teachers should be paid a million dollars after trying to manage virtual school. Or in the way that makes teachers sound like super-human beings. We don’t have super powers. We work. The National Board made my work more focused and effective.
May 03 2021
May 3, 2021
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email@example.comLEXINGTON, KY – The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has partnered with 11 Kentucky educators for its 2021 cohort of Teacher Fellows. The Prichard Committee Fellowship is an opportunity for teachers to formally engage as active partners in shared work…