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Harrison and Barren County teachers to represent Kentucky for 2020 national RISE Awards

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher Robert Walker, a school safety and wellness coordinator in Harrison County, and Shelly Thomas, a family resource center coordinator in Barren County, have been selected to represent Kentucky for the national 2020 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman made the announcement during Gov. Andy Beshear’s media briefing...

KDE seeking nominations for 2020 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees awards

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is accepting nominations of outstanding educational support staff members for the national 2020 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award. The new award, which recognizes classified school employees who have displayed excellence in serving students, was passed by Congress and is overseen by the U.S. Department...

Five Kentucky public schools named 2020 Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky Teacher The U.S. Department of Education (USED) named five Kentucky public schools as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence. The five schools and their districts are: Carter City Elementary School (Carter County) duPont Manual High School (Jefferson County) Hazel Green Elementary School (Laurel County) Junction City Elementary School...