KVEC Fall FIRESUMMIT Oct.2019

Educators, community leaders, and students gathered on October 23, 2019, for the Fall 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 700 persons participated in person the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, […]

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Rural Educators form Kentucky Chapter to Strengthen Collaboration during National Meeting in Louisville

Kentucky K-12 educational leaders increased their voice and power of collaboration by establishing a state chapter and joining the National Rural Education Association (NREA) last week in Louisville. For most rural school districts in the nation, collaboration is not a choice, it is a necessity. Collaboration elevates the voice of rural districts and empowers isolated […]

KVEC Regional Press Conference Hosted Live on 2019-2020 Legislative and Advocacy Priorities

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) superintendents joined other K-12 leaders in a statewide Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) sponsored event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The sessions were designed to inform the news media and general public about the KASS Legislative & Advocacy Priorities for the 2020 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.  KVEC […]

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The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative Regional Press Conference

Kentucky Association of School Superintendents 2019-2020 Legislative and Advocacy Priorities What: A major pillar in a successful Kentucky is a strong public school system. In addition to preparing our children for post-secondary training and careers, public schools develop children to be healthy, productive, contributing members of society. Because our children represent our future, our economic […]

Education Commissioner holding forums on state’s new minimum high school graduation requirements

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 Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis held the second town hall forum in Hazard last week seeking public feedback […]

Commissioner Lewis on the state’s new high school graduation requirements

Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis held the second town hall forum in Hazard on Thursday, October 10 seeking public feedback on the state’s new minimum high school graduation requirements. Lewis and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff will hold two other forums and one online forum will be held via webinar and feedback will be […]

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 […]