Johnson Central Middle School Students Search for Community Problem to Tackle

The Community Problem Solving team at Johnson Central Middle School doesn’t initiate solutions to a problem and then discontinue the effort to improve the situation.  After winning the 2017 International Problem Solving Competition, the students are not only continuing their winning venture, “Project Ordinary”,  but they have initiated the search for another obstacle in the […]

Johnson Central ATC Students Excited about Construction of Tiny House

The excitement is obvious at Johnson Central High School when students and ATC staff discuss their first tiny house project!  The trailer, purchased at P & J Trailer Service in Paintsville, has been modified by the welding class to extend the width of the building.  Under the direction of Mr. Chuck Wetzel, welding instructor from […]

KVEC Offering Workshop for Parents of Exceptional Children

A positive partnership between parents and teachers goes a long way in creating a plan that best meets the needs of a child. Working together, parents, teachers, and children can inform each other about the most successful ways to address an exceptional child’s issues. To help parents better understand components of special education services, the […]

Registration Open for Second Annual KVEC Educonomy Summit for Appalachia

Students from the 22 school districts in Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) will be spearheading “The Second Annual KVEC Educonomy Summit: Education, Workforce, and Economic Development: Visionary and Entrepreneurial Thinking and Doing” in Hazard, KY on Thursday, September 21.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the KVEC offices in […]

The Hechinger Report Features KVEC’s Work to Develop Teacher Training Solutions

The Hechinger Report is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Their mission is to “cover inequality and innovation in education with in-depth journalism that uses research, data and stories from classrooms and campuses to show the public how education can be improved and why it matters” (http://hechingerreport.org/about/). Nichole Dobo, staff writer and […]

Microsoft Blog Mentions Local Teacher as Instrumental in Software Updates

“Educators have been seeing great outcomes in using Microsoft Learning Tools for their students over the past year. We’ve heard from Lauren Pittman’s class in Georgia, Jeanne Caudill’s students in Kentucky, and an English Teacher in Macedonia. Spurred by their great feedback, our team wants to empower even more students around the world with inclusive […]

National Journal Publishes Success Story on Rural Education Partnerships in KVEC Region

There are many success stories in rural eastern Kentucky relating to the Race to the Top District grant received by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) in 2013.  One notable initiative was recently recognized in an article published in the National FORUM of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2017-Online  (NATIONAL FORUM JOURNALS, […]

KVEC Opens Registration for Gilder Lehrman Institute

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) will be hosting a one day training on September 18, 2017, by Gilder Lehrman Institute presenters entitled Teaching Literacy through History (TLTH).  The initiative is tailored to the instructional needs of all Social Studies teachers – grades Kindergarten through 12th grade – focusing on using primary documents and historical texts […]

National Magazine Spotlights KVEC’s Work with Drones

How exciting would it be for students to design, build and fly their own drones?  How cool would it be for students to have access to flight simulators in their schools?  How neat would it be for students to build a wind tunnel or a robot plus have access to 3-D printers and other technologies […]

Harlan County High School Student Senate Members Recognized in Local Newspaper

Selected high school juniors and seniors from 17 schools in the KVEC region participated in the ARI Student Senate induction ceremony at the courthouse in Pikeville, KY, on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The Harlan Daily Enterprise recognized the two senate members from Harlan County High School in the link below: HCHS senators