Ashland Blazer – TOMCATS Mobile Food Truck

The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative Student Senate members from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland Kentucky successfully completed their 2018-2019 KVEC Community Challenge grant. Research indicates that 1 out of 5 children in America today live in families impacted by hunger and nearly 80% of them can be found at home during the school summer […]

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Building it Forward – Tiny House Project 2019

You are invited to bid on the quality Tiny Houses innovatively designed and constructed by students in your local school districts. The Building it Forward project, sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC), is an investment in creating a ‘future story’ for students interested in learning skills for a real-world vocation. The project is […]

KVEC’s Fall Transition Conference 2018

KVEC’s transition work serves high school students in 15 school districts ages 15-21 with an IEP or 504 plan. The transition opportunities are funded by the State of Kentucky’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, predicated on the Federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. Throughout the school year, students enjoy multiple Pre-Employment Training Services experiences (Pre-ETS) in […]

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K-8 Reading and Writing Kentucky Academic Standards Workshop:

Kentucky Valley Educational CooperativeK-8 Reading and Writing Kentucky Academic Standards Workshop: Understanding the Revised StandardsJenny Wiley State Park LodgeJuly 31, 20199:00 am – 3:00 pmCost per participant: $35.00 Payment Options: Credit Card Check (must be received prior to July 31st) Purchase Order (PO # required upon registration; Hard copy PO must be submitted to Ashley […]

Paintsville student stays strong in her studies with the help of a robot & friends

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 Megan Ferguson, a freshman at Paintsville High School. Despite her battle with leukemia since the fifth grade, her […]

Pikeville Students ‘Exercise’ Grant Writing, Bring Outdoor Gym to Park

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. WYMT Mountain News recently published a story highlighting the Pikeville High School Community Problem Solving Team. Students helped secure a $10,000 grant through the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s Student Senate Community Challenge. This year Pikeville High […]

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ATLAS Spring 2019

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has partnered with Unified Champion Schools and Special Olympics Kentucky to host ATLAS (Accepting Teaching Learning Achieving Succeeding). ATLAS is a unified program for middle school boys with and without intellectual disabilities. ATLAS is a project which consists of middle school boys from different schools in the KVEC Region with and […]

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The Way Forward – Next Steps for eastern Kentucky

This message is intended to catch everyone up on where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going related to the leverage plan we developed for the Way Forward report. We began this work with from a perspective of abundance vs. scarcity and the belief that there is a diversity of ideas, economies, people, and traditions […]

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Educators, community leaders, and students gathered on April 16, 2019, for the Spring FIRESummit hosted by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). The FIRESummit spotlights hard-working innovators in eastern Kentucky that go the extra mile to forge innovation in rural education! Over 1,500 persons participated in person the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, […]

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Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Jennifer Carroll the Professional Learning Lead for the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative recently was published on Digital Promise – Accelerating Innovation in Education for the brilliant work she does not only Micro-credentials but every school, teacher and student she serves.  Micro-credentials provide educators with competency-based recognition for the skills they learn throughout their careers. The […]

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