National Partners in Rural Education

Toward the end of October a team of educators from Galt, California, a rural community on the outskirts of Sacramento, traveled to Kentucky to attend the Fire Summit on October 25. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) both have received US Department of Education Race to the […]

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Accepting Applications for Summer 2018!

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Taking Applications Next summer’s session of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will take place from June 24 through July 14, 2017 at Transylvania University. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade should apply online at www.KentuckyGSE.com.  Applications are due by December 20th, 2017 and selections will be announced in April 2018. […]

Here’s To The Class of 2017!

These are the best days of our lives they say. 700 days, from first day of freshman year to the last day of senior year. Wow, how the time has flown and drug on all at the same time. Over those 700 days, how many laughs you think you have had that made your stomach […]

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April, the fourth month of the year. Mostly known for humid rainy days, unless you’re in Kentucky you may see some snow. But this month is significant to me for other reasons. This month has always held a special place in my heart. This month is child abuse awareness month. For people like my mom […]

KVEC’s ARI FIRE Summit Set to Host over 1,000 Educators and Leaders

APPALACHIAN RENAISSANCE INTIATIVE’S FINDING INNOVATION IN RURAL EDUCATION SUMMIT On April 12th, the East Kentucky Expo Center will again be booming with the regions most innovative leaders and learners. Not to mention robots, flight simulators, student art & performance, cutting-edge strategies and technologies, student built tiny houses will be debuted & auctioned online, and over 150 interactive presentations & displays.  Students […]

It’s Good to be Young in the Mountains Returns to Harlan County

The second It’s Good to be Young in the Mountains conference is coming to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland campus [700 College Road, Cumberland, Kentucky] on April 21-23, 2017. The conference is a three-day event celebrating Appalachian heritage and giving space to young leaders to discuss their hopes, dreams, and needs for our […]

An Introduction to Henry County Schools, Georgia: A Path to Personalized Learning

  In this video series you will be introduced to Henry County Schools in Georgia. Henry County is a mid-sized suburban district Southeast of Atlanta that has in the past decade seen rapid growth and an increasingly diverse student population. Telling the story of Henry County’s path to personalized learning is Aaryn Schmuhl, Assistant Superintendent […]

How to Survive High School

Cami, Tiffany, and Madhu are 15 year old sophomores from Pikeville High School. Cami is head tech of the drama department, Tiffany plays golf, and Madhu plays tennis. All three are also part of the academic team and student council. We produced this video in order to help high school students succeed. We ourselves have […]

Student Voice: Conversations with Erin Napier

Student Voice Surveys are a requirement of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES). A few weeks ago students at Owsley County Elementary School completed the surveys. Inspired by that process 6th grader and FIREshare student at OCES Erin Napier chose to interview a few of her fellow 6th graders. She had just three questions: […]