k-12 education http://wkms.org en West Ky. Teachers Are Ready to Teach Next Generation Science Standards http://wkms.org/post/west-ky-teachers-are-ready-teach-next-generation-science-standards <p>Kentucky K-12 schools are preparing for the implementation of <a href="http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-faces-challenges-new-science-standards">the new Next Generation Science Standards</a>, which &nbsp;have been met <a href="http://wkms.org/post/bill-nye-delivers-msu-presidential-lecture-ahead-creation-debate">with acclaim</a> and some <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/wyoming-next-generation-science_n_4922333.html">controversy</a> both in the commonwealth and across the country.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:19:41 +0000 John Null 41544 at http://wkms.org West Ky. Teachers Are Ready to Teach Next Generation Science Standards Schools Say "Race To The Top" Funds Greatly Needed http://wkms.org/post/schools-say-race-top-funds-greatly-needed <p>Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning. &nbsp;Paducah Independent Schools superintendent Randy Greene says that’s exactly the kind of funding his district needs. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:30:52 +0000 Angela Hatton 21747 at http://wkms.org Schools Say "Race To The Top" Funds Greatly Needed Bring Your Own Device to Graves County High School http://wkms.org/post/bring-your-own-device-graves-county-high-school-0 <p>In the Graves County High School library, Amanda Henderson introduces a group of the school&rsquo;s teachers to the new Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD program. Henderson is Graves County&rsquo;s District Technology Integration Specialist. The BYOD program she&rsquo;s discussing is a simple solution to a common problem. Schools need to keep their educational resources up to date, but lack the money to continually refresh them. Henderson says ideally, they would provide every student with their own computer, but in reality, it&rsquo;s just not feasible.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Shelly Baskin 20190 at http://wkms.org Bring Your Own Device to Graves County High School Kentucky Science Scores Exceed Nation Average in NAEP Tests http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-science-scores-exceed-nation-average-naep-tests <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s science scores in the latest national assessment exceed the national average, but that may not be the case for long.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:21:22 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 17929 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Science Scores Exceed Nation Average in NAEP Tests Governor's Preschool Funding Proposal Gets Cut http://wkms.org/post/governors-preschool-funding-proposal-gets-cut <p>An effort by Governor Steve Beshear to expand preschool services in the commonwealth did not make it into the final state budget.</p><p>Beshear put a $15 million appropriation for preschool in his budget proposal. The House cut that figure in half and funded other education programs with what was left. The Senate struck all the money, saying it wouldn&#39;t be right to expand some programs while slashing others. And after days of budget talks, the Senate won the argument.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:27:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Kate Lochte 17451 at http://wkms.org Governor's Preschool Funding Proposal Gets Cut Crittenden County Schools to Use K9 Drug Prevention Program http://wkms.org/post/crittenden-county-schools-use-k9-drug-prevention-program <p>Crittenden County Schools officials have updated their drug prevention policy by adding random K9 searches of the schools.&nbsp; Board of Education members voted to change the current random drug testing policy this week. Director of Pupil Personnel Al Starnes says there were growing drug problems at the school despite random tests. The board hopes the K9 program will be a better deterrent. Starnes says,</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:18:02 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17450 at http://wkms.org Crittenden County Schools to Use K9 Drug Prevention Program