Using Micro-Credentials to boost Professional Learning

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. KVEC is an education service agency serving 23 school districts in the mountains, hills, and hollers of Appalachia. KVEC provides professional learning for more than 3,000 teachers and its staff members are very familiar with the […]

For Students in Coal Country, the Census is a Hands-On Civics Lesson

Students in eastern Kentucky Appalachia are very aware of the economic and population shifts that have reshaped their area. And now their schools are enlisting them to put that knowledge to work, by ensuring that every person who calls their communities home is counted in the 2020 census. The census is used to allot funding for […]

Owsley County High School student leaders working with officials and the community to rebrand county

Owsley County High School students are leading the effort in their community to highlight the positive assets of their local area and re-brand their county. Working with several groups in the county, the students had input on the newly created logo which the school district, the county and the city of Booneville will jointly utilize […]

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 […]

Eastern Kentucky can be a loser again in 2020 Census; School Districts are joining effort

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 how Eastern Kentucky stands to be a loser in the 2020 U.S. Census unless successful efforts are made […]

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 […]

The Next Curve in the Road

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) focuses on innovative methods for addressing educational and community-based challenges throughout Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Jeff Hawkins the Executive Director at KVEC was recently published on AC&E (Accessibility Compliance & Equity – Every Student, Every School, Every Day). About AC&E – We are education media professionals who are passionate about […]

KVEC Hosts Third National Summit on Micro-Credentials

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 educators from 25 states across the nation representing classroom instructors to state and national organizations at the third […]

Herald-Leader: Will Hazard become the nation’s hub for drone research and development?

From the Lexington Herald-Leader – Article by Bill Estep – The education partners in the project could develop a pipeline of students to work at the port. “This could be a game-changer for Southeast Kentucky,” said Paul Green, with the educational cooperative. “It’s cutting-edge and it could really lead to a lot of economic benefit for our region.”