KY Commissioner and KDE Seeking Feedback

Commissioner to seek feedback on reading and math basic competency requirement for high school graduation. (FRANKFORT, KY) – The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking public feedback on reading and math basic competency requirements for the state’s new minimum high school graduation requirements, per Senate Bill 175 (2019).  Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis and KDE staff will hold […]

Rural Education with Jeff Hawkins and Campbell Scribner, Report Card with Nat Malkus

When discussing education, policymakers and reformers often focus on urban – and sometimes suburban – schools and communities. But rural schools educate about 20% of America’s students, and urban reforms may not translate well to their unique circumstances. In this episode, host Nat Malkus talks to Jeff Hawkins of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Campbell Scribner at the University of […]

Creative Strategies to Support and Expand High-Quality Education in Rural Schools

Tune In To AASA Radio! Listen to the Podcast by clicking any of the text of this line. AASA, The School Superintendents Association,  is pleased to present AASA Radio! Dan Domenech, AASA’s executive director, hosts the program, which focuses on topics of importance to school system leaders. Each brief segment of AASA Radio will help keep you abreast of the latest […]

Who’s Ready for the KVEC FIRESummit!

October 23, 2019Appalachian Wireless Arena (Formerly East KY Expo Center) Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is bringing the FIRE back and invites you to the Forging Innovation in Rural Education FIRESummit for an amazing day that highlights the innovative work occurring in 23 outstanding rural districts in southeastern Kentucky.  The FIRE Summit is a celebration […]

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KVEC Regional Special Education Training with Teresa Combs

Training Topics will include: ARC/504 Chairperson Discipline Manifestation Determination and In-School Suspension   Eligibility Functional Behavior Assessments/Behavior Intervention Plans Date: October 25, 2019Time: 9:00am – 3:30 pmLocation: KVEC Office 412 Roy Campbell Drive Hazard, Ky 41701 There will be EILA credit provided as well as resource materials.     Target Audience: It is recommended that […]

The Ashland Tiny House is Back on the Market!

Are You Ready to Go Tiny? We’ve got just the home for you if you need an attractive, well-constructed, low-cost home or maybe a place where a relative can live close by and still maintain privacy. This home is move-in ready. All homes had winning bids as the auction closed this past July. Unfortunately, the […]

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Getting recruited by Coach K was just start of story for David Couch, who focused on Internet for schools

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Ron Daley a strategic partner lead for KVEC recently published on Kyforward (Kentucky’s Online Newspaper). A story highlighting Johnson County’s Paintsville amazing athletic tradition. But there’s another less-recognized excellent athlete, too, who has built on strong […]

Kudzu Bricks, Tiny Homes, and Glow-in-the-Dark Horseshoes: Innovation in Rural Kentucky Schools

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Madeline Will a reporter for Education Week who covers the teaching profession, recently published a story highlighting real challenges that students in rural Kentucky are tackling through grants that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. Madeline also writes for the Teaching […]

Forging Innovation in Rural Education Ignites in Louisville

On behalf of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative and the Kentucky Rural Education Association, we would like to invite you to join us in a reception recognizing rural innovation and excellence at the Louisville Downtown Marriot during the National Rural Education Association’s national forum to advance rural education on Thursday, October 24th 2019 at 5:30 […]

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KVEC Selected as one of 23 organizations in National Initiative on Rural Design

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. [Hazard, Kentucky]— In its ongoing support of rural communities, the National Endowment for the Arts announces the 2019 communities taking part in its national initiative, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD). New this year, the Arts Endowment, in partnership with […]